Divorce rates in America soar 34% during COVID; surge not unexpected, says Rose Law Group Partner and Family Law Director Kaine Fisher

By Lauren Edmonds | DailyMail.com The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a serious blow to marriages in the US amid a 34 per cent increase in sales for divorce agreements and revelations that it took just three weeks under quarantine for relationships to crumble, according to a survey. The outbreak of the coronavirus in January and implementation of lockdown orders in March forced couples …

Cheating spouses, secret addictions and identities — marriages are buckling under COVID quarantine; RLG Partner and Family Law Director Kaine Fisher shares his view

By Marisa M. Kashino | Washingtonian One Sunday afternoon in late April, a Washington mom I’ll call Marie is parked outside a CVS in Northern Virginia. Her family thinks she’s out running errands. Which is mostly true. But she’s also here because ever since the coronavirus lockdown hit, her car has become an oasis—a private island for one where Marie …

Paul Petersen’s wife files for divorce; a successful claim could be Pyrrhic victory, says Rose Law Group family attorney Audra Petrolle

Raquel Petersen alleges Maricopa County assessor hid and spent their money for his own benefit. Prosecutors have seized both their assets as potential restitution By Brahm Resnik | 12 News The wife of suspended Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has filed for divorce, accusing her husband of hiding and spending their money for his own benefit, 12 News has learned. …

Separate bank accounts will not protect your money in a divorce; insulate separate assets says Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group partner and director of Family Law Department

By Megan Leonhardt | CNBC Millennials, once again, are doing things differently than prior generations. It turns out 28% are forgoing the traditional joint bank account after marriage and opting to keep their finances completely separate, according to a Bank of America survey. That’s more than double the number of Gen X and baby boomer couples who keep their money separate. …

The new tax law provision. As it applies to family law; Kaine Fisher, Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law, comments

Rose Law Group Reporter For taxpayers who sign divorce agreements after December 31, 2018, alimony will no longer be deductible by the payor or taxable to the recipient. For existing agreements that are modified after that date, the parties may expressly choose to adopt this new rule. If they do not, alimony on agreements entered into before December 31, 2018, …

Men feeling they are being shortchanged leads to shared parenting laws; Kaine Fisher, director Family Law Dept., comments

By Michael Alison Chandler | The Washington Post The every-other-weekend dad, born from two generations of soaring divorce rates, was once a conventional part of American culture. In recent years, more couples have been agreeing to parent after divorce as they did in marriage: collaboratively. Now lawmakers are accelerating this trend toward co-parenting, with legislatures in more than 20 states …

What agents should know about the rise of ‘silver splitter’ divorces; Kaine Fisher, partner and director of Family Law at Rose Law Group, comments

Agents, are you prepared to handle this new demographic? By Amber Taufen | Inman Key Takeaways Divorce rates are rising nationally for older couples, which means agents should be prepared to handle this group as they sell the property they shared and buy new, separate property. Agents should be sensitive to the challenges faced by former spouses who have not …

Rose Law Group Partner and Director of Family Law Dept. Kaine Fisher discusses cheating Website on CBS 5 [VIDEO]

CBS 5 – KPHO KPHO-TV The massive leaked data trove from the cheating Website Ashley Madison appears to be legitimate, several security analysts said. What’s more, we found dozens of the accounts were registered to Arizona government and military email domains. Among the breached accounts were 11 registered to @azcorrections.gov, the domain for the Arizona Department of Corrections. Five accounts …