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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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Category Archives: Probate

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What is Ancillary Probate?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Probate matters can be complicated enough on their own, but there is one type of probate that can be an extremely complicated matter. This case is what’s called an ancillary probate. Ancillary Probate Ancillary probate is required when estate assets are held in more than one state. Basically, it means the decedent owned real… Read More »

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How to Avoid Probate in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Probate is not an overly complex or lengthy process in Virginia. However, it still delays the transfer of ownership of property and money to your beneficiaries. Ultimately, probate is something you may want to avoid to help out your heirs and make less work for your personal representative. While your will must be validated… Read More »

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Understanding Virginia’s Probate Process

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When a loved one passes away, his or her will needs to go through probate. This is the legal process by which the decedent’s local circuit court oversees the final gathering of his or her assets, paying off debts, and the distribution of his or her assets per the will’s instructions. In most situations,… Read More »

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