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What to Know about Conservatorships in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A conservator is someone who is appointed by the court to manage the financial affairs and estate of someone who is incapacitated. This includes managing both real and personal property. In Virginia, an incapacitated person is an adult who was found to be incapable of meeting important personal care requirements or managing their financial… Read More »

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Cohabitation Agreements for Unmarried Couples in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When a married couple ends their relationship, there are legal rights both parties have in regard to separating finances and assets. The law in Virginia follows the theory of equitable distribution, which means each spouse will have a fair share of the assets and property. However, what happens if you are not married and… Read More »

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New Virginia Laws Take Effect July 1 – Part 2

By Cameron Benedetto |

In Virginia, new laws take effect generally on July 1.  Below are some of the changes in 2018 that may be relevant to you or someone you know who has a legal issue. Estates and Trusts HB746 eliminates certain inconsistencies between wills and revocable trusts by extending to revocable trusts. A court may change… Read More »

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A CONSULTATION

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

FIRST STEP:  The first step to hiring a lawyer usually begins with an initial consultation.  This can be done in person or by telephone.  To minimize the stress involved in hiring a lawyer for your situation, we think it is important for you to know exactly what to expect during your initial consultation with… Read More »

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Should You Modify your Decree?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Impact of Tax Law Changes on Alimony Written by: Jim Snyder The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has made changes to the tax treatment of alimony for divorces and legal separations after 2018 and, by election, legally modified separation or divorce decrees. You will need to take into consideration these changes if you… Read More »

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Defending Against a Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Protective orders, also known as restraining orders, service a crucial purpose in society. They are there to protect victims of abuse and keep perpetrators at bay. These orders ensure that if someone hurts another person again, there are additional legal consequences. However, not every accusation of violence or request for a protective order is… Read More »

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When You Can Leave Your Kids in the Car Unsupervised

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

You pick the kids up from school and remember there is nothing in the refrigerator for dinner. You have to stop at the store on the way. Unfortunately, you know if you take the kids into the store with you, the pit stop will become a 20 minute negotiation on whether they can have… Read More »

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Thinking About Taxes During Your Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When you begin a divorce, the last thing on your mind may be next year’s taxes. Unfortunately, it is not a topic you can ignore for too long. You will need to speak with your Leesburg divorce attorney and a financial professional to ensure you make the tax choices that are best for you… Read More »

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Construction Companies Put Liens On Property To Recoup Investments

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When Chinese-based manufacturing company Lindenburg Industry bought the old Thomasville Furniture plant in Appomattox, the town was told the plant would bring almost 350 local jobs. Lindenburg Industry planned on building pollution control devices to be shipped back to China. Unfortunately for the town and investors, the company defaulted on its $859,000 loan. The… Read More »

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Beware Of Car-title Loans

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

They are everywhere: car-title lenders and other consumer finance lenders using vehicles as collateral. While these companies often advertise their services as quick cash for folks needing to get by in the short term, the reality is often times ordinary people find themselves in long-term debt over relatively small amounts of money. It seems… Read More »

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