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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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Category Archives: Child Support

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How Can I Collect the Unpaid Child Support Owed to Me?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are owed back child support, also called child support arrearages, there are several different options available for you to enforce your support order and collect the money owed to you. Income Withholding If the person who owes you support (the “payor”) does not pay you on time, or misses payments altogether, you… Read More »

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How Child Support Is Calculated in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

One area of a divorce that is more predictable is the calculation of child support. This is not something left up to chance, and actually follows a specific formula. How Child Support is Calculated in Virginia Each state has its own guidelines on how child support is handled. Virginia’s child support laws are covered… 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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How Child Support Is Calculated in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The way child support is calculated varies from state to state. The methods used by states to determine the amount of child support payments for divorcing and unmarried couples range from very basic to quite complex. In Virginia, state law determines how much a non-custodial parent will need to pay through the use of… Read More »

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What if My Child’s Other Parent Refuses to Pay Child Support?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you finally have a child support agreement established with the other parent of your children, you feel relieved. Whether you came to an agreement yourselves or had to ask the court to intervene, you feel like you can move forward when the order is in place. But the solace you found when the… Read More »

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