CLE at Topgolf Loudoun for Charity: The New World of Spousal Support

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Thursday, May 16 / Topgolf Loudoun (Ashburn)
Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Seminar: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Golf: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0), PLUS attendees will receive a free 4-credit Online Bundle
to purchase the webcasts and online seminars of their choosing, for a total of 5 MCLE credits.
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0, PLUS any webcasts purchased with the Online Bundle Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol


This Experience Philanthropy program includes:

  • The best of CLE combined with a fun experience while your tuition helps fund Virginia Law Foundation grants to close Virginia’s justice gap. After event-related expenses, all proceeds go to charity!
  • Participation in our Topgolf competition—appropriate for golfers of all skill levels or with no experience at all
  • A one-hour live CLE on the new world of spousal support featuring Jon D. Huddleston and a panel of leading family law attorneys
  • A free 4-credit Online Bundle to purchase the webcasts and online seminars of your choosing
  • A delicious lunch with beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Bring up to 3 guests — join individually or as a team

Join us for our second Experience Philanthropy event at Topgolf in Ashburn, following the success of our first such event in October 2018 when we raised several thousand dollars for charity!

The opportunity is here again to try the hottest new concept in golf while supporting Virginia Law Foundation community-based grants. Great for the individual lawyer or a law firm outing.

Prior to the Topgolf competition, enjoy a one-hour seminar that will guide you through navigating an already uncertain area in light of the changing tax treatment of spousal support. It will include a panel discussion with leading family law attorneys.

Historically, spousal support has always been deductible by the payor and taxable to the payee. On January 1, 2019, this changed. Spousal support has always been one of the more difficult areas to predict and now becomes more so. Currently, temporary support guidelines are used for pendent lite purposes and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts. These are based on gross income. Are they still applicable? If so, that presents a significant windfall for the recipient. If not, are we now using net income to calculate? Is an expert needed to show tax impact? What about future modifications to prior orders? Will any changes be subjected to the different tax law treatment?

About Topgolf: Topgolf takes the driving-range experience and turns it on its head. Players score points by hitting microchipped balls aimed at targets, similar to darts. No experience necessary. Only a desire to benefit from a great seminar, have some fun away from the office, and help some of Virginia's neediest residents. Even clubs are provided.

Virginia's Justice Gap: If one can afford to pay for legal services, there is one lawyer for every 349 Virginians. For those who can't, there is one legal aid lawyer for every 7,237 Virginians. (Source: "Ten Facts About Virginia's Justice Gap", VSB Access to Legal Services, May 2016.) The Virginia Law Foundation is committed to closing this gap through our grantmaking, the Pro Bono Educational Portal in partnership with Virginia Access to Justice Commission, and other philanthropic programs. Visit the Virginia Law Foundation website.

This Experience Philanthropy program is not eligible for discounts.




11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. The New World of Spousal Support
Seminar will begin in Signature Room
1:00 p.m. Adjourn and Lunch
1:30-3:00 p.m. Topgolf



Susan M. Butler, ShounBach / Fairfax

Jon D. Huddleston, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C. / Leesburg

Daniel L. Gray, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC / Fairfax

Craig E. White, Sevila, Saunders, Huddleston & White, P.C. / Leesburg

Locations, Dates and Fees


Regular Registration: $295 (includes one-hour live CLE program and printed materials, a 4-Credit Online Bundle to purchase the webcasts and online seminars of your choosing, lunch with beer, wine, and soft drinks, and one round of Topgolf.)
Regular Registration, plus guest not attending the seminar: $590
Regular Registration, plus two guests not attending the seminar: $885
Regular Registration, plus three guests not attending the seminar: $1,180


ASHBURN / Thursday, May 16
Topgolf Loudoun (Venue Website / Google Map)
20356 Commonwealth Center Drive
(703) 763-2020

Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar. 

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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