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Marlo Van Oorschot is a respected Los Angeles-based family law attorney who has helped hundreds of clients to resolve divorce, child custody, child and spousal support and property disputes. As the founding and managing partner of Van Oorschot Law Group, PC, she approaches each client’s legal concern in the spirit of a process that she has trademarked as “Strategy. Guidance. Teamwork.™”  Using these concepts in her counseling Ms. Van Oorschot assesses the unique needs of all her clients, working with them as a trusted partner at every step in the divorce proceeding.


A growing area of emphasis for Ms. Van Oorschot’s practice is helping individuals over the age of 50 deal with the realities of a divorce proceeding. In her family law practice she is sensitive to the issues facing the older divorcing couple, ranging from retirement and insurance concerns to potential re-entry into the workforce, and has made a major commitment to educate this generational group about the complexities they face in divorce. 


Ms. Van Oorschot’s book, How To Survive Grey Divorce, has been praised for raising awareness of the complexities in a divorce after age 50 and presenting ideas about how to minimize the financial impact of these complexities for the benefit of both spouses. Her writings on grey divorce have appeared in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and LA Family Magazine, and she has appeared on KCAL9 News to discuss grey divorce concerns.  Ms. Van Oorschot has also written for the American Bar Association’s GPSolo magazine, and she speaks and blogs widely on family law issues.

In resolving family law disputes, Ms. Van Oorschot enhances her litigation skills through effective use of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes.  She has completed 40 hours of basic family law mediation training through Mosten Mediation’s Divorce Mediation Training and has also completed 20 hours of advanced family law mediation training from Mosten Mediation.  In addition, Ms. Van Oorschot served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Mediation Panel.

Ms. Van Oorschot graduated Cum Laude from California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance, Real Estate and Law. From 1989 – 1991 she worked as a Financial Analyst for a security protection company in Culver City, California.

 After obtaining her law license and entering practice in 1994, Ms. Van Oorschot continued working for Robert K. Holmes as a family lawyer, limiting her practice exclusively to family law.  While working for Robert K. Holmes she had the opportunity to be an adjunct professor for a semester at La Verne University School of Law teaching Community Property.


In October, 2001 Ms. Van Oorschot opened her own office focusing on family law and continues to limit her practice to family law matters.

 Ms. Van Oorschot is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association (Family Law Section) and Los Angeles County Bar Association (Family Law section).








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    22 years


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  • Peter J. Gurfein

    I endorse this lawyer. Among the top domestic relations lawyers in LA. I have total confidence that I can refer clients to Marlo Van Oorschot and know that they will be in the hands of a knowledgeable, capable, ethical, effective counselor.


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  • Cheryl Lorraine Hodgson

    Marlo is one of the best family attorneys I've met in Los Angeles. She has tremendous expertise in her field and her skills and commitment are of great service and value to her clients.


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLouisville Magazine2014
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2013
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising Star Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2005
Rising Star Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Offices of Marlo Van Oorschot2001 - Present
AttorneyMayer, Glassman & Gaines1999 - 2001
AttorneyKolodny & Anteau1998 - 1999
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of La Verne Law School1997 - 1997
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert K. Holmes1994 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2000 - Present
Legal cases
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Publication nameTitleDate
Book available on AmazonHow To Survive Grey Divorce: What You Need to Know About Divorce After 502012
Los Angeles Daily JournalAre Pets Part of the Family?2012
Los Angeles Daily JournalYour Parents' Grey Divorce: No More Ozzie and Harriet2011
GPSolo Magazine (ABA)Planning for Your Divorce… and Your Next Marriage2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaBusiness Administration and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KCAL 9 NewsGrey Divorce2012
West LegalEd Center audio PodcastThe Grey Divorce: Its Impact on the Lawyer, the Lawyer's Practice and the Lawyer's Second Season2011