Category Archives: Family Law Corner

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Through the Looking Glass of the Depp-Heard Marriage

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna In the aftermath of the domestic violence allegations made by Amber Heard (“The Danish Girl”) about her husband of fifteen…

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Family Law Disclosure Forms: The Ins and Outs

In late April, BASF’s Paralegal Section hosted a presentation about Family Law disclosure forms. The speakers included David Blacker, a partner at Blacker, Sammis & Blacker; Patricia Pennington, RP®, a…

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Charlie Sheen Needs “Two and a Half Men” to Pay His Child Support

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Charlie Sheen’s exes are claiming he knew exactly what he was doing when he sold his rights to his hit…

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How “California Love” and Marriage Differs from North Carolina

Ariel Sosna and Sarah, Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna What do Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur have in common aside from legendary status and huge estates? Family members who…

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O’Reilly Didn’t Factor This In

Ariel Sosna and Sarah, Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Fox News’ anchor Bill O’Reilly, who regularly asserts that the crime rates in African American communities are due to the…

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Family Law Corner: Can Caan Be Forced to Work?

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna James Caan (The Godfather and Elf) is claiming that his soon-to-be ex-wife Linda Stokes is trying to make him…

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Mama Don’t Preach: Madonna’s Custody Battle Takes Center Stage

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Guy Ritchie and Madonna have kept their co-parenting out of the spotlight for six years, but now they are battling…

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NEW YORK (May 27, 2010) Whoopi Goldberg, left, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shephard, hosts of the ABC talk show, The View, pose with Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen attending a live taping of the show during Fleet Week New York 2010. Approximately 3,000 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are participating in the 23rd Fleet Week New York, which will take place May 26-June 2. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ash Severe/Released)

Family Law Corner Surrogate on the Hook for Child Support? The View from Pennsylvania Says No

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Sherri Shepherd’s (The View) three-year fight to invalidate her surrogacy contract has established the law in Pennsylvania (In Re: Baby…

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Keeping Up With Khloe’s Divorce

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna It was surprising when reality television star Khloe Kardashian and former NBA star Lamar Odom called off their divorce…

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Divorced At Last

Katie Burke, The Wald Law Group After preventing a same-sex couple’s divorce for the past two years, Mississippi came through on Tuesday, when Chancery Judge Mitchell Lundy, Jr. divorced Lauren…