The Collaborative Approach to Conflict Resolution

Posted on January 30, 2011 in Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Divorce

In November, I attended the Basic Collaborative Team Training. I came away from the training excited about this relatively new approach to help clients resolve their differences.
Collaborative Law is an approach to conflict resolution which seeks to avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation while giving each party the maximum information and input needed to reach an agreement.

Owen & Owens Sponsors Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce annual awards celebration

Posted on January 28, 2011 in General News

Owen & Owens is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner. The 2011 Chamber Board of Directors will be inducted and awards for Business of the Year and Member of the Year will be presented, along with a presentation of DuPont’s Community Heroes awards.

When is a revocable living trust a “good idea?”

Posted on January 25, 2011 in General News

Many of my potential estate planning clients come into their consultation determined that they need a revocable inter vivos trust (also referred to as a “revocable living trust”). Sometimes they are correct—based upon their financial, family, and/or personal circumstances, a revocable trust is a prudent, well-advised choice. However, on many occasions,

Amy Hensley Joins Owen & Owens

Posted on November 03, 2010 in General News

The law firm of Owen & Owens, PLC is pleased to announce that Amy E. Hensley has joined the firm. She will practice in the areas of criminal defense, domestic relations, civil litigation and real estate.
Hensley is a recent graduate of William & Mary School of Law where she served as a member of the Honor Council and was a member of the William &

Jace Padden appointed to Board of Chesterfield CASA

Posted on October 01, 2010 in General News

Jace Padden has been named to the Board of Directors for the Chesterfield Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to speak up for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. They work one-on-one with children to assist the courts in making sure each child has a safe,

Mary Burkey Owens and Sam Kaufman Receive AV Ratings from Martindale

Posted on August 31, 2010 in General News

The law firm of Owen & Owens, PLC is pleased to announce that partners Mary Burkey Owens and Samuel J. Kaufman have earned the peer review rating of AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell law directory. An AV® certification is a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Owens and Skiba Interviewed on Local Women Who Mean Business

Posted on August 23, 2010 in General News

CBS Channel 6 featured Mary Burkey Owens and Kimberly Skiba on this morning’s Local Women Who Mean Business. The segment covered the family law services of Owen & Owens and how the firm puts its philosophy into action that “Every Client Matters.”

Joe Owen featured on Radio Podcast

Posted on July 20, 2010 in General News

Virginia Public Radio reported on a legislative commission that advises the General Assembly on small business concerns is considering whether to recommend changes in the process that courts use for civil lawsuits. Joe Owen was quoted in WVTF’s Podcast about the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s tort reform package proposed as a means of saving both time and money in lawsuits filed against businesses.

To Prenup or Not to Prenup?

in General News

According to the US Census Bureau, the average age at first marriage for both men and women is at an all-time high. Similarly, the number of individuals re-marrying, thereby creating blended families, is on the rise. What does that mean for domestic attorneys? We are seeing more and more individuals who seek,

Sam Kaufman quoted in Chesterfield Observer: Steering committee calls for change in proffer system

Posted on June 30, 2010 in General News

At a debate over proffers at a steering committee meeting on the comprehensive plan, attorney Sam Kaufman called for “more flexibility” with targeted proffers.
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