Category Archives: Family Law Corner


Bobbi Kristina Brown: How Her Tragedy Would Play Out In California

Mercy Hall and Adam Lazar, Myers Urbatsch Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been in a medically-induced coma since January 31, 2015,…


Footballer Ex-Wife’s Contempt Defense Calls in Divine Interception (of Jurisdiction)

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Three years ago, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was litigating the validity of his premarital agreement with his ex-wife,…


Family Law Corner: $325K in Unpaid Spousal Support to Pay Leaves “Hustle & Flow” Star Strapped for Legal Options

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Terrence Howard (“Iron Man” and “Hustle & Flow”) may be realizing that multiple marriages have a price to pay–spousal…


“Keep Up With Your Divorce, or Kick It to the Curb,” Judge Tells Kardashian Sister

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Keeping up with Khloe Kardashian’s divorce from NBA star Lamar Odom is not difficult as long as Odom refuses…

Cast of Modern Family at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards in 2012.  Photo by Jenn Deering Davis.

“Modern Family’s” Modern Drama

“Modern Family” might be on the top of the ratings, but its younger stars are in the dumps. The latest star in trouble is Sarah Hyland, who plays the eldest…


Family Law Corner: No Cameras, Mouth Running or YouTube as Diva Carey Asks Husband for Divorce Confidentiality

In the wake of Nick Cannon going on Twitter to rant about how he would “never…make a statement regarding my marriage,” it appears that media reports are accurate and Mariah…


Family Law Corner: Differing “Views” on Surrogacy

Sherri Shepherd’s (formerly of “The View”) divorce has been one juicy headline after another. First, Shepherd and her husband, Lamar Sally, filed for divorce in different states. Their respective filings forced them to publicly acknowledge the…


Child Abduction Warnings and Pitfalls: The Fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Lozano v. Montoya Alvarez

Stephen B. Ruben, CFLS Child abduction is the ultimate act of parental alienation and child abuse. According to the Department of Justice, each year more than 200,000 children become victims….

Sherri Shepherd

Family Law Corner: Shepherd’s View of Divorce Does Not Look Pretty

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Sherri Shepherd may seem to talk about anything and everything as a co-host of The View, but when it comes to her personal…


Family Law Corner: Skinnygirl Bethenny Frankel Writes Fat Check

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Bethenny Frankel, former daytime talk show host and star of “Bethenny Ever After” and “Real Housewives of New York,” and…