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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 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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What to Know about Retirement Account Assets and Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Spouses who decide to get divorced in Virginia need to know that pensions are one of the financial assets that may be affected by the divorce. It’s what’s known as a “defined benefit” retirement account, and the courts also look at other retirement accounts like 401K, IRA, and 403b plans, which are contribution plans…. Read More »

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Can Medical and Therapy Records be Used in a Virginia Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Privacy is one of the biggest concerns during a divorce or custody case, and those concerns certainly extend to what information your soon-to-be ex can obtain in regard to medical and mental health records. Medical and therapy records are filled with sensitive, private, and in some cases, potentially embarrassing information that no one wants… Read More »

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Reasons to Hire a Virginia Family Law Attorney

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you’re facing a divorce and/or custody dispute, it can seem overwhelming. An expensive, long, drawn-out legal battle is something no one wants to endure. Some people decide to attempt to take on family law matters without legal representation in hopes of saving money, only to discover it ended up costing them more in… Read More »

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How Social Media can Harm Your Child Custody Case

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

It’s generally recommended that people going through a divorce keep a very low profile on social media, as your prior posts can come back to haunt you, and your new posts could jeopardize your chances of a favorable outcome. In addition, your social media posts and behavior could work against you if you are… Read More »

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Obtaining an Emergency Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In order to qualify for an emergency protective order in Virginia, you must be the alleged victim of a criminal offense that resulted in serious bodily injury or allegedly be stalked. In these cases, either the victim or a law enforcement officer has the right to request an emergency protective order from the necessary… Read More »

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How does an Uncontested Divorce Work in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While no divorce is easy, an uncontested divorce is typically far more amicable as both spouses have agreed to resolve all issues in their marriage and forego the stress and expense of preparing for a trial in front of a judge. As you might expect, uncontested divorces are usually less expensive and typically resolve… Read More »

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Common Types of Elder Abuse

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

As adults age and become frailer, many are unable to take care of themselves. This can also mean they lack the ability to fight back or speak up if there are other health complications hindering their cognitive or speech skills. Abuse against the elderly is a clear problem in the United States, and while… Read More »

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The Divorce Process in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Going through a divorce is an emotional process, even if both spouses want to part ways. Prior to diving head first into a divorce, it’s important to understand how the divorce process works. Important Divorce Topics and Terms to Know   Virginia allows for two types of divorce, one of which is essentially with… Read More »

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New Virginia Laws Take Effect July 1 – Part 2

By Cameron Benedetto |

In Virginia, new laws take effect generally on July 1.  Below are some of the changes in 2018 that may be relevant to you or someone you know who has a legal issue. Estates and Trusts HB746 eliminates certain inconsistencies between wills and revocable trusts by extending to revocable trusts. A court may change… Read More »

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Child Support Modifications in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In 2014, Virginia’s child support system underwent a long overdue overhaul with guidelines being updated for the first time in nearly two decades. The new formula raised the child support amounts for initial petitions filed on or after July 1, 2014. Even with the higher guideline amounts, there are still situations where you might… Read More »

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