Van Oorschot Law Group, PC

10513 Santa Monica Bl.
Los Angeles, CA 90025, United States

Contact: Marlo Van Oorschot

  • (310) 820-3414

When the Wealthy Divorce: Confidentiality

Certainly not every high profile celebrity-type divorce is handled in a confidential manner, as evidenced by the public divorce of Frank and Jamie McCourt. However, by and large, high profile divorces are handled quickly and…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Family Law

The Good Legal Experience Is Not Much Different From a Good Dining Experience

This past weekend my husband and I went out to dinner with a friend. We chose a restaurant which I knew to have wonderfully fresh, well prepared culinary delights. While no doubt, the food at a restaurant is important, so are…more
| Law Practice Products & Services

What NOT to Do in Court

I just left the Ventura County Courthouse where I sat and listened to people plead their case to the family law judge. Some made a pitch about why their child support should be reduced, using arguments not supported by any legal…more
| Family Law

You’re Divorced. Now What?

In the divorce process, love is indeed a battlefield. But, at some point, that battlefield clears, usually when you and your soon-to-be former spouse finally sign on the dotted line, officially announcing yourselves as ex-wife…more
| Family Law

The Right Way to Communicate With the Children About Divorce

I sat in the judge’s chambers along with the other attorney listening to a child testify about how she just wanted her mom to pay attention to her. In another case, children who used to have a loving relationship with their…more
| Family Law

The California Supreme Court Agrees with Frankie Valli: “Big Girls Don’t Cry”

In an echo of the famed singer’s long-ago hit, Frankie Valli’s former wife may be crying, as she lost her bid to deny Frankie his community property interest in a life insurance policy. Imagine, paying the premiums on a life…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law, Insurance

Clients are Often Their Own Worst Enemy

Imagine a divorcing mother so desperate to control her own case that her conduct in the courthouse hallway results in her loss of custody of her children. Imagine a husband losing his most valuable asset in the divorce because…more
| Family Law

Sperm Donors May Have Parentage Rights

Imagine you and your girlfriend strongly desire to have children. You are unable to do so naturally, so you jointly decide to seek medical assistance. You donate sperm and your girlfriend is inseminated; 9 months later, a…more
| Family Law

Baby Boomers: California Dreaming Requires Planning When Divorcing

There are 80 million Baby Boomers and they are getting divorced in record numbers. Recent and newsworthy divorces in this demographic involved Al and Tipper Gore, and the unforgettable daily onslaught of Frank and Jamie McCourt…more
| Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Tug of War: Summer Vacation

The Matzo has been eaten. The Easter eggs have been found. It’s now time to think about summer, which is often stressful for families going through a divorce or custody litigation. It’s sad but true, for many, planning summer…more
| Family Law

College Expense as “Child Support” Gets the Green Light from the California Court of Appeal

I am always amazed and a bit impressed by parents who, after a financially devastating divorce, want to find a way to pay for their child’s college education. In California, state mandated child support ends (except for…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law

A “Self Prenup”… The Big Impact of a Little-Known Legal Selfie

The engagement party is over and the happy couple is diligently planning for their joyful wedding day. One of the intended spouses, I will call him Danny, is wealthy. Danny’s intended wife, I will call her Annie, is not…more
| Family Law

The Business of Divorce

Most people know that the divorce rate is quite high, with the fastest growing demographic for divorce being Baby Boomers. What many people may have not known is that last year, a report was issued by Babson and Baruch…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law

Grey Marriage + Grey Divorce = Financial Elder Abuse?

The phenomenon of “grey divorce”- the term referring to the demographic trend of an increasing divorce rate for older (“grey haired”) couples – has been in the news since 2013, when Bowling Green State University in Ohio studied…more
| Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury

The “Run-of-the-Mill” Divorce: The Myth and the Reality

Just like there is no “run-of-the-mill” marriage, there is no “run-of-the-mill” divorce; both simply do not exist. Every marriage faces its own unique ebbs and flows, and various complex issues, including, but not limited to,…more
| Family Law
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