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  • John C. Whitbeck, Jr.

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    John C. Whitbeck, Jr. practices in the following areas of law: Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Adoptions, Spousal Support, Mediation, Arbitration, Relocation Cases, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Reckless Driving, All Felonies, All Misdemeanors, Juvenile Crimes, Mental Health Law, Civil and Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Education Law, Election Law, Debt Collection, Consumer and Lemon Law.

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  • Ruth M. McElroy

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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

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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: June 2019

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Importance of Protecting Your Privacy in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Even though a number of divorces are fraught with bitterness and anger, many divorces will still settle rather than go through the full litigation process. One of the potential reasons for this is due to concerns about both parties’ privacy. For parties who proceed with litigation to resolve their divorce, their lives pretty much… Read More »

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Can I Change My Name After a Divorce in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Many women who are going through a divorce wonder whether they can change their name back to their maiden name, and the answer is yes. This can be done whether your divorce is still pending or has been already finalized. The right to change your name back is your decision, and your decision alone…. Read More »

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An Overview of Virginia Child Custody Agreements

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When parents break up, they may find themselves in a battle over where and with whom the children should live, how much time the children should spend with each parent, or who should get to make major decisions for the children.  If you find yourself in this situation, you may want to consider resolving… Read More »

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Can I Be Accused of Kidnapping My Own Child in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Is it possible to be accused of kidnapping your own child? Yes, it is possible that a parent could be charged with kidnapping his or her own child. There is a common misconception that kidnapping is “taking” someone else’s child.  If a parent withholds his or her child in violation of a custody or… Read More »

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How Can I Collect the Unpaid Child Support Owed to Me?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are owed back child support, also called child support arrearages, there are several different options available for you to enforce your support order and collect the money owed to you. Income Withholding If the person who owes you support (the “payor”) does not pay you on time, or misses payments altogether, you… Read More »

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Divorce in Virginia: What if My Spouse Cheated on Me?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Adultery is a legal basis or “grounds” for obtaining a fault-based divorce in Virginia.  If you suspect your spouse is cheating on you, you might be considering a divorce based on adultery.    Before you do, it is important to understand the potential benefits as well as challenges involved in the process. One benefit of… Read More »

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