Category Archives: Family Law Corner

Hasselhoff Underwater, Asks Court for Life Preserver

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna David Hasselhoff’s superstar days of driving a fancy Trans Am and frolicking on the beach have passed, and he…

Having it Your Way: Parental Alienation

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Paul Anka, the ’50s pop star who rose to fame with such hits as “Put Your Head on My…

Absence of Court Reporters in Family Law Courts = Access to Justice Denied

By Ana Fatima Costa, RPR, CSR California courts’ ongoing funding crisis is failing those most vulnerable. Since 2009, the nation’s largest judicial branch has experienced budget cuts in the hundreds of millions…

Family Law Corner: Divorce is No Laughing Matter For Comedian Ron White

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna In late June, singer-songwriter Margo Rey filed for divorce in Los Angeles from comedian Ron White (known as “Tater…

Show Me… Divorce-Related Lawsuits: Steve Harvey’s Family Feud

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Steve Harvey is no stranger to bad press. Harvey famously named the wrong winner when hosting the Miss Universe pageant, got into hot…

The High Price of California’s Failure to Fund Dependency Counsel

Julie Traun “State intervention in the lives of families, even when absolutely necessary, is a traumatic experience for children and parents alike.”[1] Indeed, “[t]here are hardly more consequential acts the…

Online Personas Cause Custody Repercussions

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna The founder of a right-wing website and a YouTube prankster normally wouldn’t have much in common. However, Alex Jones…

The Reality is You Can’t Always Get What You Want

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta know that lawyer/mortician Phaedra Parks, whose show tagline is “you can’t always…

Political Drama No Match for Biden Family Domestic Drama

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna For Joe Biden, there may actually be an upside to the Trump election: the ongoing political drama draws attention…

Real Housewife Has Real Problem with Estate Planning Attorney

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Bethenny Frankel (famous for starring in “Real Housewives of New York” and for her SkinnyGirl cocktail company) and Jason…