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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 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: September 2019

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Considerations for Your Virginia Estate Plan after Adoption

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Adoption is one of the happiest events in many peoples’ lives. However, some people forget to update their estate plan if it was created prior to the adoption. While adopted children are generally treated like a biological child, your estate plan may not have a provision that addresses adoption, or a child birth after… Read More »

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Potential Concerns with Virginia Guardianships

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A guardianship is when you appoint someone to assume legal responsibility for certain situations or tasks depending on the nature of the situation. The appointment of a guardian is typically done in the court system, but there are still potential concerns that can arise down the line that might lead to a lawsuit against… Read More »

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Preparing for Your Virginia Divorce Mediation

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you and your spouse have opted to give mediation a chance to resolve outstanding issues in your pending divorce, it’s important to take the process seriously and ensure you are properly prepared beforehand. Mediation only works if both spouses are serious about resolving their outstanding issues rather than letting a judge decide during… Read More »

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Four Common Misconceptions about Virginia Prenuptial Agreements

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If your future spouse is asking you to sign a prenuptial agreement, you may be concerned given all the negative connotations surrounding them. Despite the bad reputation they have, prenuptial agreements can be valuable tools in a marriage, and can even help establish an estate plan. Before signing an agreement, you should review it… Read More »

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Virginia Post-Divorce Modifications

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The majority of outstanding issues in your divorce may be negotiated between you and your ex. This can include alimony, child support and custody, etc. Those issues that cannot be resolved between you will be decided on by the judge prior to issuing the final divorce decree. However, what was in everyone’s best interests… Read More »

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USFSPA and Military Divorces in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you or your spouse is in the military and you’re preparing for a divorce, you may have heard of the USFSPA. This is the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act. It is a federal law that addresses a variety of concerns that are specific to divorcing military couples. Military couples may be dealing… Read More »

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