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How to Help Your Children During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A divorce is always a rough time for parents and children. While you adjust to the end of your marriage and becoming a single parent either all or a part of the time, your children have to get used to a new normal. They have to find their balance again in a world in… Read More »


Dos and Don’ts During a Child Custody Dispute

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you and your child’s other parent are fighting for custody, life cannot necessarily go on as normal. How you behave on a normal basis needs to be adjusted to best fit with the circumstances, particularly if you are attempting to receive full custody. While you cannot – and should not – change everything… Read More »


Considerations for Estate Planning After a Second Marriage

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A great number of people enter into second marriages. Some of these occur early in life after a brief first marriage. However, many occur later in life after a lengthy and happy first marriage. When individuals enter into a subsequent marriage after building a life and having kids with their first spouse, there are… Read More »


Changing Your and Your Child’s Last Name After a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

After a divorce, you may be eager to return your previous last name. This can be particularly true if you were not married long or if your spouse’s behavior leading to the divorce was egregious. For instance, if your spouse has been convicted of a crime, you may wish to not be associated with… Read More »


Defending Against a Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, service a crucial purpose in society. They are there to protect victims of abuse and keep perpetrators at bay. These orders ensure that if someone hurts another person again, there are additional legal consequences. However, not every accusation of violence or request for a protective order is… Read More »


Actively Involved Grandparents Can Seek Visitation Rights

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When parents decide to split up, it is not only mom and dad who get to see the children less often. Grandparents also suffer through their children’s divorces and are relegated to only seeing their grandchildren on major holidays. When up to this point a grandparent or two have been actively involved in a… Read More »


How Virginia’s Mental Health Care Has Changed Since the Virginia Tech Massacre

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

On April 16, 2007, a senior at Virginia Tech shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more. The violence took place in two different attacks about two hours apart and ended with the perpetrator committing suicide. Until an attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016, the Virginia Tech massacre was the… Read More »


When You Can Leave Your Kids in the Car Unsupervised

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

You pick the kids up from school and remember there is nothing in the refrigerator for dinner. You have to stop at the store on the way. Unfortunately, you know if you take the kids into the store with you, the pit stop will become a 20 minute negotiation on whether they can have… Read More »


3 Ways to Have a Successful Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Whether or not a divorce is successful depends on your perspective. The legal proceeding may be successful in your eyes once it finalizes the end of your marriage. However, it might not feel successful if it takes years of bitter fighting to get there. At our office, we believe there are ways to work… Read More »


Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Going from seeing your children every day at home to having to follow a child custody schedule can be a difficult transition. Whether you are the custodial parent who feels you lose out on fun, weekend time with your kids or you are the non-custodial parent who never feels like it is enough, there… Read More »


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