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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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Category Archives: Property Division

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How to Find Out if Your Spouse is Hiding Assets in Your Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you are preparing for a divorce, your Virginia divorce attorney will advise you to collect all your financial documents and prepare a detailed list of your assets and liabilities. Unfortunately, there are times when one spouse will not provide an accurate list of their financials. Perhaps they have an account they don’t want… 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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How to Handle a Business Valuation in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Dividing assets in a divorce is complicated on its own without the added challenge of evaluating assets with a subjective value, like that of a business. Virginia is an “equitable distribution” state, which means the courts are charged with dividing assets fairly, or equitably, rather than splitting everything 50/50 as is a common scenario… Read More »

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Should You Give Your Fiancé an Heirloom Engagement Ring?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The last thing on most people’s minds before proposing to the love of their life is whether the marriage is going to last. The sad truth is — some engagements do end prior to the marriage taking place, and even those couples who do make it down the aisle aren’t necessarily guaranteed to find… Read More »

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Who Gets Custody of the Family Pet in a Virginia Divorce?

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Many animal lovers consider their pets to be members of the family. This creates contention, however, when a couple separates or gets a divorce. Pet custody is a big deal for many families going through a divorce, but the courts lack the appropriate laws and precedent to adjudicate these issues. When spouses cannot agree… Read More »

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