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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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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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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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