Van Oorschot Law Group, PC

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

Contact: Marlo Van Oorschot

  • (310) 820-3414

’Tis the Season to be Prepared – for Divorce

Holidays are tough in the best of circumstances, with lots of expectations and family pressures. Now, imagine if one or both spouses are unhappy in their marriage. Holiday pressures are amplified and can lead to a…more
| Family Law

Choosing Between an Annulment or Divorce Proceeding

Choosing to terminate a marriage through an annulment, (called a nullity proceeding in legal terminology), or through divorce (more formally, a dissolution proceeding), depends on an array of factors that must be carefully…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

Three Year-End Tax Tips

If divorcing your spouse is not difficult enough, those who are not legally divorced by December 31 must begin thinking at this time of year about tax planning as “married” individuals. The issue of tax filing becomes an…more
| Family Law, Taxation

Why Divorce Cases Don’t Settle

Imagine a divorce which has been ongoing for several years. The experts essentially agree on the numbers for valuing the marital estate; the lawyers essentially agree on the options for resolution. Hours and hours have been…more
| Family Law

So, You Want to Litigate….

Litigating is intellectually stimulating for many lawyers; it is competition at its best. We love to strategize a case; prepare witnesses; present novel arguments to the court; and we love the cross examination of witnesses. It…more
| Family Law

Abuse of an Animal is Domestic Violence

Many people know that a few months ago, my husband and I lost our thirteen year old Dachshund, Bagels. While Bagels had been ill, there were no signs that her condition was worsening, so we were shocked by her sudden death. …more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Family Law

The Perpetrator’s Fame Makes Domestic Violence More Visible

Everybody is talking about the Ray Rice domestic violence act caught on tape. The incident is violent, painful to watch. It is unfortunate that we must bear witness to a violent event to raise the awareness about domestic…more
| Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Family Law

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
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