Category Archives: Family Law Corner

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….

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…

Family Law Corner: Every Dog Has Its Day… in Court

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Olympic medalist Johnny Weir and his estranged husband Victor Voronov have agreed to share “custody” of their dog, a…

Real Housewife Might Be Out of Touch with QDRO Reality

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Brandi Glanville and Eddie Cibrian catapulted to the top of the gossip websites in 2009 when Eddie had an…

JDC Volunteer Bridget Ausman, Mother of Four, Makes Time to Help Family Law Litigants

Stephanie Bilinksi, Family Law Project Staff Attorney Justice & Diversity Center The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) is pleased to feature Bridget Ausman, who volunteers with our Family Law Project….

Judge Veers Over Two and a Half Times Under Guideline Calculations in Child Support Order

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Jon Cryer, who earns $700,000 per month as star of CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” according to his most…

United States Supreme Court Hears Argument on Legality of Firearm Possession by People Convicted of Domestic Violence Misdemeanors

On January 15, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in United States v. Castleman, on whether a person who has been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor should be allowed to possess guns.

In 2001, James Castleman was convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault in Tennessee, for “intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to the mother of his child,” under a law that does not require “physical force” to convict.