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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: October 2019

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Tips for Successful Co-Parenting after Your Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Going through a divorce is a major life-changing event in itself, but if there are minor children involved, it can be even more difficult. You are now forced to learn how to co-parent with someone you once loved and who likely said and/or did some ugly things during your divorce. This is especially troubling… Read More »

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Looking for Hidden Assets in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Property distribution is one of the main topics that cause a significant number of arguments in a couple’s divorce. Combing through your assets and financials can bring out the ugly side in people. You will have some people who will claim specific assets are separate property while the other spouse claims they are not… Read More »

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How a Virginia Divorce can Affect Different Types of Insurance

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Getting a divorce can affect every aspect of your life, from a new living situation to a radical change in finances. One important aspect that some people fail to think about is how divorce will affect all of your insurance policies. This goes beyond changing beneficiary designations, which is something you should immediately be… Read More »

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Establishing a Date of Separation in Your Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If your marriage has broken down and you feel it is past the point of no return, you may be considering divorce. Virginia allows for at-fault divorce filings based on adultery, abuse, cruelty, but these grounds can be very difficult to prove. If you are not successful in proving them, you will need to… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Spousal Support in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Spousal support is what you probably know of as alimony. It is the amount of money one spouse is ordered to pay to their ex who is the more financially dependent spouse. It is not a random number that the judge comes up with. Virginia family court judges look at a number of important… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody in a Virginia Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are preparing for a divorce in Virginia and you have children, you may be concerned about how custody will be handled. There are two types of custody that your Leesburg divorce attorney will explain when you come in. These are physical and legal custody, which are two very distinct things. Here’s a… Read More »

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Is it Legal to Date While My Virginia Divorce is Still Pending?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The question of whether or not it’s legal to date during a Virginia divorce is one that Leesburg divorce attorneys get asked quite often. Unlike some other states, Virginia does not recognize legal separation. However, there is no law on the books that specifically prohibits you from dating while still legally married. But, just… Read More »

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