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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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Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are preparing for a divorce and you have children involved, it’s stressful enough. But, what happens if you have an adopted child? Aside from an increase in guilt and anxiety in many cases, some parents worry that the breakup might affect the adoption. It is important to note that if the divorce… Read More »

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What to Know about Using Facebook during a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

During a contested divorce, the other side is looking for every advantage they can to use against you. One potential source of advantage is information obtained from social media, especially Facebook. Some people might decide to delete or deactivate their account during a divorce, which could present additional problems. Here is what you need… Read More »

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What to Include in a Virginia Postnuptial Agreement

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Postnuptial agreements are agreements between spouses that occur after the marriage has already taken place. And, in some cases, the provisions set forth in a postnuptial agreement provide a more favorable outcome than those in a prenuptial agreement. If you are considering either a prenup or postnuptial agreement, it’s important to speak with skilled… Read More »

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Recognizing Financial Fraud in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Divorce is typically already a contentious situation, creating strong feelings of anger and sadness, and even betrayal in some situations. These feelings might make you distrust your spouse and leave you wondering if he or she is hiding assets. Fortunately, hiding assets is not the norm and, in most cases, your spouse is probably… Read More »

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Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Not surprisingly, most people have a lot of questions when it comes to getting a divorce in Virginia. Here is a look at some of the more common questions couples have. How long do you have to live in Virginia to file for a divorce in the state? In order to qualify for residency… Read More »

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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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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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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 1

By Megan Thornhill |

In Virginia, new laws take effect generally on July 1.  Below are some of the changes that may be relevant to you or someone you know who has a legal issue. Custody/Visitation, Child Support and Spousal Support House Bill 1351 requires that the court shall consider and may award joint legal, joint physical, or… Read More »

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