Category Archives: Family Law


Best Lawyers in America® – Julie Cillo

Posted on August 26, 2023 in Best Lawyers in America, Family Law

Owen & Owens proudly announces that Joe Owen has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America®!

Family Law

Best Lawyers in America® – Sam Kaufman

Posted on August 24, 2023 in Commercial Litigation, Commercial Real Estate

Owen & Owens proudly announces that Sam Kaufman has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America®!

Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Real Estate

Best Lawyers in America® – Mary Owens

Posted on August 22, 2023 in Collaborative Law, Mediation

Owen & Owens proudly announces that Mary Owens has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America®!

Collaborative Law – Family Law

Mediation – Family Law

Family Law

Best Lawyers in America® – Joe Owen

Posted on August 18, 2023 in Health Care, Insurance

Owen & Owens proudly announces that Joe Owen has been recognized as a 2024 Best Lawyers in America®!

Litigation – Health Care

Litigation – Insurance

2024 Best Lawyers in America®

Posted on August 17, 2023 in Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Representation, Family Law, Personal Representation

All four of our Partners have been recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® in America:

Joe Owen: Litigation – Health care and Litigation – Insurance

Mary Owens: Collaborative Law – Family Law and Mediation – Family Law as well as Family Law

Sam Kaufman: Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate

Julie Cillo: Family Law

Collaborative Law with Mary Owens

Posted on June 22, 2023 in Collaborative Law

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, divorce or family law, is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their collaborative professionals including collaboratively trained lawyers, coaches and financial professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.

Julie Cillo admitted to the International  Academy of Family Lawyers 

Posted on June 16, 2023 in General News

Julie Cillo was recently admitted to the International  Academy of Family Lawyers as 1 of only 15 IAFL Fellows in Virginia and 1 of 385 Fellows in the United States.

International  Academy of Family Lawyers 

IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Attorney Ben Sharpe – Chesterfield Bar Association

Posted on May 25, 2023 in General News

Ben Sharpe is excited to take an active role in the Chesterfield Bar Association as secretary for the upcoming year! Congratulations Ben!

Julie M. Cillo was sworn in as the Richmond Bar Association’s 138th President

Posted on May 11, 2023 in General News

On May 1, 2023, Julie M. Cillo was sworn in as the Richmond Bar Association’s 138th President, and its 6th female president. She will take office June 1, 2023. Julie has been active in the Richmond Bar Association since 2006 and has served the Association in many roles including on the Executive Committee,

Mediation with Mary Burkey Owens

in Mediation

Mediation is a process parties can use for resolving a dispute out of court and without litigation. In the area of family law, The mediation process involves using a trained mediator to assist the parties with better communication to help them resolve their conflict out of court. Mediation can be applied to all family law cases including custody,