Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

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Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP exclusively specializes in all areas of family law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including divorce, custody, alimony/support, domestic partnership dissolutions, and prenuptial agreements.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP

Open for Business

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP exclusively specializes in all areas of family law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including divorce, custody, alimony/support, domestic partnership dissolutions, and prenuptial agreements.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

Firm Overview

Any matter involving family law can be the most difficult time of a person's life. Whether your case involves divorce, custody, alimony, or a prenuptial agreement, they all involve decisions that will impact every aspect of your life: your finances, your family, your children, and even your retirement.

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP is dedicated to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to resolve your family law matter as if you were a member of our family. We provide you with honest, respectful, and thorough representation aimed at helping you navigate this difficult process and achieving your goals.

We exclusively practice family law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, and Contra Costa. Ms. Van Voorhis and Ms. Sosna have been recognized for their skills as family law attorneys and have been certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California. If you are interested in learning more about us, please contact our office to set up a consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
601 Montgomery Street
Suite 525
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone

(415) 274-2530

Fax

(415) 872-1486

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday to Friday. 9 am to 5 pm.

Office Manager

Lynda Leon lynda@vsfamlaw.com

Languages Spoken

English

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Sarah Van Voorhis

Sarah Van Voorhis is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney and the San Jose District Attorney.

Ms. Van Voorhis acquired her formidable divorce and family law litigation experience at well-known and respected Bay Area family law firms, including Winter & Ross in San Francisco and Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada in Silicon Valley/Menlo Park. In 2009 and 2010, Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. For the next four years (2011-2014), Ms. Van Voorhis was named Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers recognized her again in both 2013 and 2014 by including her on their list of Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers. Her experience gained her inclusion on the San Francisco Superior Court's Settlement Master panel, where she serves as family law settlement master (settlement judge). She was chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2008 and served as vice-chair of the family law section in 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Stanford Club of San Francisco. Most recently, in 2014 Ms. Van Voorhis was appointed by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission.

Ms. Van Voorhis' family law practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including property allocation and division), child custody, parentage, child and spousal support, and the legal aspects of move-away in child custody cases. She has successfully represented clients in move-away cases at the trial level. She regularly serves as the reviewing/consulting attorney for clients who are resolving disagreements through mediation. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and an active member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

Originally from Park City, Utah, Ms. Van Voorhis is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking throughout the western United States and skiing during the winter months.

License

Bar Number: 215104
California, 2001

Education

Stanford Law School
J.D.,

University of Utah
B.A.,

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Sarah Van Voorhis

Sarah Van Voorhis is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney and the San Jose District Attorney.

Ms. Van Voorhis acquired her formidable divorce and family law litigation experience at well-known and respected Bay Area family law firms, including Winter & Ross in San Francisco and Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada in Silicon Valley/Menlo Park. In 2009 and 2010, Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. For the next four years (2011-2014), Ms. Van Voorhis was named Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers recognized her again in both 2013 and 2014 by including her on their list of Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers. Her experience gained her inclusion on the San Francisco Superior Court's Settlement Master panel, where she serves as family law settlement master (settlement judge). She was chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2008 and served as vice-chair of the family law section in 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Stanford Club of San Francisco. Most recently, in 2014 Ms. Van Voorhis was appointed by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission.

Ms. Van Voorhis' family law practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including property allocation and division), child custody, parentage, child and spousal support, and the legal aspects of move-away in child custody cases. She has successfully represented clients in move-away cases at the trial level. She regularly serves as the reviewing/consulting attorney for clients who are resolving disagreements through mediation. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and an active member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

Originally from Park City, Utah, Ms. Van Voorhis is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking throughout the western United States and skiing during the winter months.

License

Bar Number: 215104
California, 2001

Education

Stanford Law School J.D.,


University of Utah B.A.,


Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Ariel Sosna

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2009 and 2010. For the past six consecutive years (2009-2014), Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. In 2013, Ms. Sosna completed the Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She was also a research assistant for Professor Weisberg contributing to "Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials and California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary."

Ms. Sosna's family law practice focuses on marital dissolution (divorce) and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child and spousal support, and arrears issues. She has had successfully represented clients in complex property divisions and discovery issues at the trial level. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of Queen's Bench, and an active member the San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section.

As a San Francisco native, Ms. Sosna enjoys all things San Francisco including walking tours of historical sites in the city. She also enjoys cooking and frequenting the local farmers markets. Most of all, Ms. Sosna enjoys spending time with her daughter.

License

Bar Number: 249883
California, 2007

Education

UC Hastings School of Law
J.D.,

U.C. Berkeley
B.A. in Psychology, 2000

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Ariel Sosna

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2009 and 2010. For the past six consecutive years (2009-2014), Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. In 2013, Ms. Sosna completed the Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She was also a research assistant for Professor Weisberg contributing to "Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials and California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary."

Ms. Sosna's family law practice focuses on marital dissolution (divorce) and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child and spousal support, and arrears issues. She has had successfully represented clients in complex property divisions and discovery issues at the trial level. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of Queen's Bench, and an active member the San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section.

As a San Francisco native, Ms. Sosna enjoys all things San Francisco including walking tours of historical sites in the city. She also enjoys cooking and frequenting the local farmers markets. Most of all, Ms. Sosna enjoys spending time with her daughter.

License

Bar Number: 249883
California, 2007

Education

UC Hastings School of Law J.D.,


U.C. Berkeley B.A. in Psychology, 2000


Firm Overview

Any matter involving family law can be the most difficult time of a person's life. Whether your case involves divorce, custody, alimony, or a prenuptial agreement, they all involve decisions that will impact every aspect of your life: your finances, your family, your children, and even your retirement.

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP is dedicated to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to resolve your family law matter as if you were a member of our family. We provide you with honest, respectful, and thorough representation aimed at helping you navigate this difficult process and achieving your goals.

We exclusively practice family law in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, and Contra Costa. Ms. Van Voorhis and Ms. Sosna have been recognized for their skills as family law attorneys and have been certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California. If you are interested in learning more about us, please contact our office to set up a consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
601 Montgomery Street
Suite 525
San Francisco, CA 94111

Phone

(415) 274-2530

Fax

(415) 872-1486

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Office Information
Office Hours

Monday to Friday. 9 am to 5 pm.

Office Manager

Lynda Leon lynda@vsfamlaw.com

Languages Spoken

English

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Sarah Van Voorhis

Sarah Van Voorhis is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney and the San Jose District Attorney.

Ms. Van Voorhis acquired her formidable divorce and family law litigation experience at well-known and respected Bay Area family law firms, including Winter & Ross in San Francisco and Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada in Silicon Valley/Menlo Park. In 2009 and 2010, Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. For the next four years (2011-2014), Ms. Van Voorhis was named Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers recognized her again in both 2013 and 2014 by including her on their list of Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers. Her experience gained her inclusion on the San Francisco Superior Court's Settlement Master panel, where she serves as family law settlement master (settlement judge). She was chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2008 and served as vice-chair of the family law section in 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Stanford Club of San Francisco. Most recently, in 2014 Ms. Van Voorhis was appointed by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission.

Ms. Van Voorhis' family law practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including property allocation and division), child custody, parentage, child and spousal support, and the legal aspects of move-away in child custody cases. She has successfully represented clients in move-away cases at the trial level. She regularly serves as the reviewing/consulting attorney for clients who are resolving disagreements through mediation. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and an active member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

Originally from Park City, Utah, Ms. Van Voorhis is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking throughout the western United States and skiing during the winter months.

License

Bar Number: 215104
California, 2001

Education

Stanford Law School
J.D.,

University of Utah
B.A.,

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Sarah Van Voorhis

Sarah Van Voorhis is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She was certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Van Voorhis has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2001.

Ms. Van Voorhis received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from the University of Utah, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, she served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney and the San Jose District Attorney.

Ms. Van Voorhis acquired her formidable divorce and family law litigation experience at well-known and respected Bay Area family law firms, including Winter & Ross in San Francisco and Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada in Silicon Valley/Menlo Park. In 2009 and 2010, Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. For the next four years (2011-2014), Ms. Van Voorhis was named Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers recognized her again in both 2013 and 2014 by including her on their list of Top 50 Women: Northern California Super Lawyers. Her experience gained her inclusion on the San Francisco Superior Court's Settlement Master panel, where she serves as family law settlement master (settlement judge). She was chairperson of the family law section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2008 and served as vice-chair of the family law section in 2007. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Stanford Club of San Francisco. Most recently, in 2014 Ms. Van Voorhis was appointed by the State Bar of California to the Family Law Advisory Commission.

Ms. Van Voorhis' family law practice focuses on complex marital and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including property allocation and division), child custody, parentage, child and spousal support, and the legal aspects of move-away in child custody cases. She has successfully represented clients in move-away cases at the trial level. She regularly serves as the reviewing/consulting attorney for clients who are resolving disagreements through mediation. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of the family law section of the American Bar Association, an active member of the San Francisco Bar Association and an active member of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF).

Originally from Park City, Utah, Ms. Van Voorhis is an avid outdoor enthusiast. She enjoys backpacking throughout the western United States and skiing during the winter months.

License

Bar Number: 215104
California, 2001

Education

Stanford Law School J.D.,


University of Utah B.A.,


Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Ariel Sosna

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2009 and 2010. For the past six consecutive years (2009-2014), Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. In 2013, Ms. Sosna completed the Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She was also a research assistant for Professor Weisberg contributing to "Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials and California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary."

Ms. Sosna's family law practice focuses on marital dissolution (divorce) and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child and spousal support, and arrears issues. She has had successfully represented clients in complex property divisions and discovery issues at the trial level. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of Queen's Bench, and an active member the San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section.

As a San Francisco native, Ms. Sosna enjoys all things San Francisco including walking tours of historical sites in the city. She also enjoys cooking and frequenting the local farmers markets. Most of all, Ms. Sosna enjoys spending time with her daughter.

License

Bar Number: 249883
California, 2007

Education

UC Hastings School of Law
J.D.,

U.C. Berkeley
B.A. in Psychology, 2000

Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP
Ariel Sosna

Ariel Sosna is a founding partner of Van Voorhis & Sosna LLP. She has been exclusively practicing family law in California (San Francisco Bay Area) since 2007.

Ms. Sosna received her J.D., with a concentration in Family Law, from U.C. Hastings School of the Law and her B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley.

Before starting her own practice, Ms. Sosna was an associate at a well-known San Francisco law firm. She was co-chairperson of the Family Law Section of the San Francisco Bar Association's Barristers Club in 2009 and 2010. For the past six consecutive years (2009-2014), Super Lawyers magazine named her a family law Rising Star after a confidential balloting process by members of the Bar. In 2013, Ms. Sosna completed the Center for Understanding in Conflict 40-hour Mediation Intensive Training Program. Ms. Sosna previously worked at the San Francisco Superior Court Family Law Facilitator's Office, the Law Center for Families (assisting with the Deaf Women's Legal Project), and the Center for Families, Children and the Courts, a division of the Administrative Office of the Courts. She was also a research assistant for Professor Weisberg contributing to "Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials and California Family Code and Related Provisions with Commentary."

Ms. Sosna's family law practice focuses on marital dissolution (divorce) and domestic partner/same-sex dissolutions (including complex property allocation and division), child custody, parentage (paternity), child and spousal support, and arrears issues. She has had successfully represented clients in complex property divisions and discovery issues at the trial level. She is a member of the family law section of the State Bar of California, a member of Queen's Bench, and an active member the San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section.

As a San Francisco native, Ms. Sosna enjoys all things San Francisco including walking tours of historical sites in the city. She also enjoys cooking and frequenting the local farmers markets. Most of all, Ms. Sosna enjoys spending time with her daughter.

License

Bar Number: 249883
California, 2007

Education

UC Hastings School of Law J.D.,


U.C. Berkeley B.A. in Psychology, 2000


This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in California and has no record of discipline from the California bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.