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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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Differences Between an Uncontested and a Contested Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

One of the questions we are often asked is what is the difference between an uncontested and a contested divorce in Virginia? This is not something unique to Virginia. Most simply put, an uncontested divorce is one where both parties are in agreement about everything. A contested divorce means just that, one or both… Read More »

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Rebuilding Your Retirement Fund after a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Getting a divorce can have a major impact on your retirement savings and plans. During a Virginia divorce, you are required to split all marital assets in a fair and equitable manner. This means your spouse could receive money from your 401(k), pension, or other investment funds. Even if your retirement accounts are not… Read More »

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What is Considered Cruelty in a Leesburg Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

At-fault divorces tend to be the most contentious and emotionally tense type of divorce you can experience. If you plan to file for an at-fault divorce in Virginia, you can only choose from one of the approved grounds for divorce. One of these grounds is cruelty. If you plan to file for divorce using… Read More »

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What Should You Include in a Virginia Prenuptial Agreement?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A prenuptial agreement, often referred to as a “prenup,” has been the subject of countless heated debates within couples looking to tie the knot. While prenuptial agreements have typically been viewed with skepticism and negativity by the recipient partner, the premise behind these legal agreements is not to shut one spouse out or assume… Read More »

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5 Mistakes that Could Hurt Your Virginia Child Custody Case

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Going through a divorce is hard enough, but the added factor of deciding child custody can be overwhelming. It’s common for personal and emotional issues to get in the way, leading to a breakdown in communication during the negotiation process. Trying to decide child custody in this fragile state can only lead to additional… Read More »

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Common Questions about Property Division in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

During a Virginia divorce, dividing marital assets and liabilities is typically one of the most difficult aspects to resolve. Before you get worried about losing everything, you need to contact a Leesburg divorce attorney who can put your fears to rest. Here are some of the frequently asked questions about property division in a… Read More »

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How High-Value Assets are Divided in a Virginia Divorce Proceeding

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Some divorces have assets that extend beyond the family home and a couple of cars. Some couples have their own businesses and a lot of assets. Some of these assets can be worth a lot of money, like antiques, artwork, stocks, intellectual property, and more. The process of dividing these assets can be time-consuming… Read More »

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Intellectual Property and Your Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

All assets that are considered marital property are subject to a split in a Virginia divorce. This can also include intellectual property. Some people do not even realize that they have intellectual property that is subject to division. This means that you could be losing out on a share of the assets that you’re… Read More »

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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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