Tag Archives: family law

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…

Jennifer Letulle

Volunteer Attorney Offers Life-Changing Family Law Assistance

Professionally, Jennifer Letulle practices a wide range of civil law, including contracts, employment, design defect and professional liability. Family law isn’t part of her day job but that hasn’t stopped…

Pro Bono Family Law Attorney Equates Social Responsibility With Success

The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) thanks Volunteer of the Month, Audrey Courson, who has taken on eight matters with the Family Law Project since January 2016. Courson previously practiced…

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…

Orange Might be the New Green For Actor’s Soon to Be Ex-Wife

Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis, Van Voorhis & Sosna Pablo Schreiber, the newly-recognizable former star of “Orange is the New Black” due to his distinctive mustache that earned him…

Family Law Corner: Custody Battle Escalates as Question of Jurisdiction Lingers

By Ariel Sosna and Sarah Van Voorhis Van Voorhis & Sosna Last Family Law Corner, we updated Kelly Rutherford’s epic custody battle. When we left Rutherford’s story, it was just…

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….

A Week at the Justice & Diversity Center [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you ever wonder what’s going on at the Justice & Diversity Center? Check out the infographic below to get a behind-the-scenes snapshot of a sample week in the life…