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    Ruth M. McElroy practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Pre and Post Marital Agreements, Domestic Violence, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Juvenile Crimes, Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes, Traffic Offenses, Debt Collection, Civil and Business Litigation. She serves the Virginia Court system as a Guardian ad litem.

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    Jennifer D. Cisneros practices in the following areas of law: Family law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Crimes, Reckless Driving, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Wills and Probate, Trusts, Civil and Business Litigation and Debt Collection.

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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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5 Red Flags Your Marriage May be Headed for Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Sure, there are times where a divorce filing can come out of the blue, but in most cases, there are warning signs. Some of these signs may be obvious, while others might be easy to overlook. If you’ve been served with divorce papers or you are contemplating filing for divorce, we recommend speaking with… Read More »

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Which Professionals are More Likely to get Divorced?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

People often say that at least half of all marriages are likely to end in divorce, which is not necessarily the case. In fact, the National Center for Family and Marriage Research says the U.S. divorce rate has been on a steady decline, reaching its lowest point in almost 40 years in 2016. While… Read More »

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Annulment of a Marriage in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

There are two main ways to terminate a marriage in Virginia, divorce or annulment. Annulment differs from a divorce as the divorce seeks to end a marriage which is valid while annulment seeks to end a marriage that was invalid. With a divorce, there is a record of you being married, while with an… Read More »

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What are the Grounds for Divorce in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are considering terminating your marriage via a divorce, it’s important to understand how Virginia law works. The state requires that grounds for divorce exist and can be proven to the court, even in situations where both parties agree to terminate the marriage. The two main grounds for divorce are no-fault (if you… Read More »

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Reasons to Hire a Virginia Criminal Defense Attorney for a Misdemeanor

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you or a loved one was arrested for a misdemeanor, you might assume there is no need to speak with or retain a Virginia criminal defense attorney. While misdemeanor charges are less severe than felony charges, you should always have a skilled defense attorney on your side. Even misdemeanors can be nerve racking… Read More »

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Will My Spouse Being Charged with Domestic Violence Affect our Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are in a marriage with domestic violence, it’s imperative you seek assistance right away. If there is spousal abuse in your marriage, it can affect your divorce in multiple ways, including financial judgments, communications, and decisions regarding child custody. Citing Cruelty as Grounds for Divorce The majority of divorces in Virginia are… Read More »

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