Recent news from Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP:
Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP is a firm specializing in all areas of family law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including divorce (dissolution), child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), parentage (paternity), domestic partnership issues, same-sex marriage and divorce issues, and premarital (prenuptial) agreements. We also frequently act as advising or consulting attorneys to clients participating in mediation--we encourage clients to settle their disputes, and we don't get in the way of a mutual agreement. Nevertheless, our experience has proven that vigorously preparing for a trial through strategic litigation often leads to a better, quicker settlement and prepares you for trial, if necessary.
Separation and divorce are often the most difficult times of a person's life. How you resolve your divorce will impact every aspect of your life: your finances, your family, your children, and even your retirement. Our San Francisco divorce lawyers are dedicated to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to resolve your divorce or family law matter as if you were a member of our family. We provide you with honest, respectful, thorough representation aimed at helping you navigate this difficult process and achieving your goals.
We limit our practice to family law (divorce, custody, domestic partner dissolution) in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Alameda County, Marin County and Contra Costa County.
San Francisco divorce lawyers Sarah Van Voorhis and Ariel Sosna have both been recognized for their skills as family law attorneys.
Ms. Van Voorhis is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer or Rising Star for the past nine years (Rising Star 2009-2010; Super Lawyer 2010-2019). For the past five years (2013-2019) she was selected for inclusion on Super Lawyers' list of Top 50 Women in Northern California. Additionally, Ms. Van Voorhis has been named to Super Lawyers' list of Top 100 Attorneys in Northern California for the past three years (2015-2019). Ms. Van Voorhis also received Avvo's top rating for divorce attorneys. In 2014, Ms Van Voorhis was appointed by the California State Bar Board of Trustees to the Family Law Advisory Commission, a group of eight attorneys who advise the California Board of Legal Specialization when it is considering applications for certification, as well as in drafting and grading exams for family law certification.
Ms. Sosna is also certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has been named a Northern California Rising Star for the past nine consecutive years (2009-2018). No more than 2.5% of attorneys in California are named to this list. She has also received Avvo's top rating for divorce attorneys.
Since 2010, Ms. Van Voorhis and Ms. Sosna have been the authors of a monthly column in the Bar Association of San Francisco regarding family law issues.
Ms. Van Voorhis and Ms. Sosna both attended law school in the San Francisco Bay Area (Stanford Law School and UC Hastings College of the Law). Ms. Sosna is a San Francisco native, having attended Washington High School and Cal (University of California, Berkeley). Ms. Van Voorhis has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty years, having moved west from Park City, Utah to attend Stanford Law School.
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