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Thinking About Taxes During Your Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you begin a divorce, the last thing on your mind may be next year’s taxes. Unfortunately, it is not a topic you can ignore for too long. You will need to speak with your Leesburg divorce attorney and a financial professional to ensure you make the tax choices that are best for you… Read More »


How to Avoid Probate in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Probate is not an overly complex or lengthy process in Virginia. However, it still delays the transfer of ownership of property and money to your beneficiaries. Ultimately, probate is something you may want to avoid to help out your heirs and make less work for your personal representative. While your will must be validated… Read More »


Child Custody Modifications in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you obtain a child custody order, either through agreement with the other parent or a judge’s decision, you should understand that this schedule will not work forever. Your situation, the other parent’s schedule, and your child’s needs will evolve. Eventually, these changes may require a modification to your child custody order. You might… Read More »


Expunging a Criminal Offense in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When individuals have old arrests on their records, it can affect every aspect of their lives. It can be especially hard to get a good job or promotion if the offense had anything to do with theft or fraud. It can make potential landlords and employers wary if it was related to assault. Expungement… Read More »


Factors to Consider When Writing Your Will

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Writing a will takes time and consideration. It is not a document you should throw together or let your attorney control. Your will should be as simple or as specific as you need to ensure your last wishes are carried out. When you get started on making out your will, call a Leesburg estate… Read More »


Potential Changes to Family Law in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Every year the Virginia legislature considers a number of bills that would amend, repeal, or create new family-related laws. Many bills never make it far while others get through committees but do not get to a vote or are not approved by a House or Senate vote. Here are a few of the bills… Read More »


Tips to Handle an Unreasonable Spouse During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

You may go into your divorce thinking that you and your spouse can keep things reasonable and amicable. It might only take a few weeks or months to realize this may not happen. Husbands and wives can be angry, resentful, and even vengeful during a divorce. These negative emotions can overwhelm their objectivity, causing… Read More »


Understanding Virginia’s Probate Process

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When a loved one passes away, his or her will needs to go through probate. This is the legal process by which the decedent’s local circuit court oversees the final gathering of his or her assets, paying off debts, and the distribution of his or her assets per the will’s instructions. In most situations,… Read More »


Going Through an In-Home Separation Prior to Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Seeking a divorce from a spouse usually begins with the parties separating. However, that does not mean you and your spouse can afford to live in two separate households. While many well-to-do families simply have one individual move out into a separate home or apartment, that may be beyond your financial reach. When your… Read More »


5 Myths About Getting a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you are headed into a divorce, you may have heard a lot of things from friends, family, and the Internet. Unfortunately, the grapevine is not the best place to obtain legal advice and the Internet can be wrong. Before you decide to handle the situation yourself or make assumptions as to how the… Read More »


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