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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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Category Archives: guardianship

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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Guardianships

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Children with mental or developmental disabilities grow up and, as adults, they are not capable of taking care of themselves or handling their own affairs. This means they are incapacitated and need someone to look out for them and act on their behalf. Here a look at some of the more frequently asked questions… Read More »

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What to Know about Guardianships and Conservatorships in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Guardianships and conservatorships are relatively similar but have a few slight differences. These come into play when a Virginia court declares that a person is incapable of handling their own personal and/or financial affairs. The court will appoint a guardian and/or conservator for the incapacitated individual, often known as the “ward”. Guardianships versus Conservatorships… Read More »

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Guardianships and Conservatorships for the Mentally Ill

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When a person is unable to make their own decisions regarding health care or handle their own finances, a relative or another individual may be able to take over this responsibility for them. When the court decides a person needs help and appoints someone to manage their affairs in their place, it is known… Read More »

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem and Does my Child Need One?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Child custody disputes can become contentious, and parents have a tendency to focus on their own needs and desires. They may have convinced themselves they are looking out for their child’s welfare, yet not have really explored what is best for their child by talking to him or her, teachers, and counselors. Virginia’s family… Read More »

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Virginia Guardianship Needs: When is it Appropriate?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When we think of having legal control over another individual, we often think of child custody laws. We often discuss custody matters in our blog, but there is also another very important way a person can affect the legal situation of someone else. That legal tool is called guardianship. A guardianship relationship can be… Read More »

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