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Virginia Mother Charged with Felony Child Endangerment

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

It can be difficult to tell when your child is ready to stay home on their own. However, there are ages that are simply too young, no matter the situation. One Prince William County resident was charged with felony child endangerment this May when the police discovered her 10-year-old daughter home alone for a… Read More »


The Benefits of Using a Spendthrift Trust

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you have worked hard throughout your life, you may be in the position to leave your children and grandchildren a considerable amount of money or assets. This can make you feel good about being able to take care of your family after you are gone, yet it can also make your worry about… Read More »


5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

No matter how you swing it, divorces are hard. Some days you will feel good and the future will look brighter. Other days you will need to cry and vent over the frustration, anger, and resentment you feel toward your spouse. The gauntlet of emotions you will run over these coming months are normal… Read More »


Creating a Special Needs Trust to Care for Your Child Later in Life

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you have a child with a disability, you probably wonder how they will be taken care of when you are gone. They may be unable to manage their own finances or work. You and they may heavily rely on government assistance to pay their bills. You need to plan for how this will… Read More »


Interested Party Care in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Extended families and friends often work together to ensure younger children receive the love and care they need. This can result in children living with grandparents, aunts and uncles, older siblings, cousins, and even close family friends. The arrangement may be best for the children, and avoids a legal battle over custody when everyone… Read More »


Should You Make an Irrevocable Trust?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you want to set up a trust, there are a lot of decisions to make. A major one is whether the trust will be revocable, which means you retain power over it, or whether it will be irrevocable and you lose power to change or revoke it in the future. Many attorneys recommend… Read More »


When Can a Child Influence the Custody Arrangement?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Under the Code of Virginia Section 20-124.3, the child’s preference is one of the nine specific elements used to determine the best interests of the child in relation to child custody and visitation. Under the law, the judge can take into consideration “[t]he reasonable preference, if the court deems the child to be of… Read More »


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 »


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