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.
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.”
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.
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,
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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The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that all three founding partners, W. Joseph Owen III, Mary Burkey Owens and Samuel J. Kaufman, were voted by their peers for the 2010 edition of Law & Politics’ Virginia Super Lawyers®. Only five percent of active licensed attorneys in Virginia are selected for inclusion after extensive peer review and editorial research.
Asked by the Chesterfield Observer to weigh in, Joe Owen commented on lawsuits following a 2008 plane crash near the Chesterfield Airport.
Virginia Code Section 20-91(A)(9)(a) permits the granting of a divorce after the parties have lived "separate and apart without any cohabitation and without interruption for one year." Only six months is required if the parties have entered into a separation agreement and do not have children in common.
In today's difficult economic times,
In March, I attended a four day course on collaborative law and mediation. The participants were attorneys, mental health professionals (counselors, therapists, psychologists) and financial experts. The experience was exciting in many respects. It was great to see so many people who are genuinely interested in Alternative Dispute Resolution and helping families resolve their differences in a healthy,
In family law cases, whether it be e-mail, text messages, or Internet activity, electronic evidence can mean the difference between making your case and being left with yet another instance of he-said-she-said. It is therefore critical for family law attorneys to understand the legal and technical parameters regarding obtaining electronic evidence.