So you’re buying your first house? Be prepared to be hit with an avalanche of foreign terms, various fees and strange requirements. One of those various fees is for a policy of title insurance. Typically, you will be borrowing money from a lender to purchase your house, and thus, you have no option other than to buy a title insurance policy for the lender.
Some of the most difficult cases to prosecute are medical malpractice and nursing home malpractice cases. The Virginia General Assembly have put in place some significant legal hurdles, which favor the medical profession in some way but result in the attorney carefully evaluating these cases early in the process. This is not always a bad thing.
Don’t Blow a Second Chance
Sometimes a defense attorney is able to land her client a chance to have a charge dismissed or reduced by persuading the court or making an agreement with a prosecutor. The court generally wants something in exchange for this. Often a court will order a defendant to attend a class,
Many people come to me with the same question: “I am in the process of starting a small business but I am not sure if it’s worth forming a separate entity for my business. What should I do?” There are several different types of business entities that can be created to protect both you and your business from any number of issues that may arise.
Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to Your Custody and Visitation Case
Virginia family courts frequently appoint Guardian Ad Litems in custody and visitation cases. When parents learn of the appointed guardian in their case, they have many common questions and concerns. For example:
Is he or she an investigator, an attorney,
What you do in Denver better stay in Denver!
Since 1996, 20 states and Washington, DC have passed laws that allow marijuana for some medical conditions.  In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for adults 21 and older under state law. So, are you wondering if bringing home some of that Mary Jane that you legally purchased and consumed in Denver on vacation could result in you being charged and prosecuted for possession of marijuana in Virginia?
MIDLOTHIAN, VA (December 4, 2013) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that two of its founding partners, Mary Burkey Owens and Samuel J. Kaufman, have been selected by their peers to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s 2013 Legal Elite.
All licensed Virginia attorneys are eligible to vote for the Legal Elite,
Sam Kaufman says he’s been on the side-lines long enough. A well-known attorney and adviser to county economic development efforts – and a former linebacker for the University of Richmond – Kaufman says he’s ready to enter the game: He’s submitting his resume to fill the vacated Midlothian District seat on the School Board.