Casino Night and Hold ‘Em Tournament

Posted on April 04, 2011 in General News

On April
23rd, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., the Rotary Club of Bon Air will hold its
1st Joint Annual Casino Night and Texas Hold 'Em Tournament with The Honorable
Order of the Blue Goose International. The event will be held at the
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It is the 2011 Spring Charity Fundraiser
for both groups.

What now? The incapacitated parent with no estate plan.

Posted on April 01, 2011 in General News

As an estate planning attorney, I frequently (and, perhaps, naturally) speak about the importance of having an estate plan. Often, though, I encounter people too late to have that conversation. For instance, over the last several weeks, I have met with a number of older adults who have elderly parents without an estate plan.

15 days ‘til April 15th…

in Divorce, Family Law

As April 15th rapidly approaches, our domestic clients naturally have a lot of questions regarding the preparation of their tax returns. Since I am not (for better or for worse) an accountant, I always suggest that those clients of mine who are in the process of a divorce engage an accountant or other tax professional to answer these questions.

Revisiting Your Estate Plan

Posted on March 13, 2011 in Divorce, Estate Planning, Family Law

I am often asked the question: “Why should I consult with an estate planning attorney if I’ve already had my estate plan done?” The answer is: “Because things change.”
An estate plan is not a static concept. At the least, an individual should have his or her estate plan reviewed by an attorney when he or she experiences a significant life change.

Sam Kaufman Recognized by Chesterfield County

Posted on March 09, 2011 in General News

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors recognized Sam Kaufman and other members of the County’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee for their service. Mr. Kaufman is shown second from left in the below photo.

Show Causes for child support arrears: When to file?

Posted on February 26, 2011 in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law

Unfortunately, there are people who refuse to pay child support even though it has been ordered by a court and even though their child or children are in need of support.This is a reality that every family law attorney addresses at some point or another (and many of us find it necessary to address this issue more often than we would like).

CASA Superhero Run

Posted on February 20, 2011 in General News

Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes.
On April 9, 2011, Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA will be having their 2011 Superhero Run. The Run features a Kids’ Run and Family Fun Activities. It will be over a flat, fast 5-kilometer course at the historic campus of St.


Posted on February 06, 2011 in General News

I recently read “Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men” by Michael Kimmel and highly recommend it.
Kimmel discusses the modern world of boys and young men. His basic premise is that there is a new developmental stage for males between ages 16 and 26. Historically, men would assume the responsibilities of work,

Spiders Signing Day Delivered by Owen & Owens

Posted on February 02, 2011 in General News

The University of Richmond Spiders broadcast its football National Signing Day thanks to a sponsorship by Owen & Owens. For more information on the 2011 class, click here.

“Sole legal custody”…anyone? anyone?

Posted on January 31, 2011 in Child Custody & Visitation, Family Law

During every initial consultation involving custody and visitation disputes, I always explain to the potential client that there are two different types of custody: (1) legal custody, and (2) physical custody. I then attempt to define each type of custody. Routinely, I find myself uttering some variation of the following: “legal custody describes a parent’s legal ability to make the "big"