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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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Tag Archives: Leesburg Divorce Attorneys

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Virginia Divorce Jurisdiction and Out-of-state Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Each state has its own jurisdiction laws deciding who is eligible to file for divorce in that state. In Virginia, the law requires that divorce cases filed in Virginia family courts meet the residency requirement. To satisfy the residency requirement, at least one spouse must have lived in Virginia for at least the last… Read More »

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3 Ways to Have a Successful Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Whether or not a divorce is successful depends on your perspective. The legal proceeding may be successful in your eyes once it finalizes the end of your marriage. However, it might not feel successful if it takes years of bitter fighting to get there. At our office, we believe there are ways to work… 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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Going Through an In-Home Separation Prior to Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Seeking a divorce from a spouse usually begins with the parties separating. However, that does not mean you and your spouse can afford to live in two separate households. While many well-to-do families simply have one individual move out into a separate home or apartment, that may be beyond your financial reach. When your… Read More »

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What Does Cohabitation Mean in Relation to Spousal Support?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Having to pay your ex-spouse alimony can be a hard pill to swallow, particularly if the court orders you to pay spousal support indefinitely. If you divorced relatively young, this means you could have an additional monthly bill for decades. However, even indefinite alimony can come to an end. Virginia law §20-109 allows you… Read More »

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Factors for couples divorcing after 50

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

It has been dubbed “gray divorce,” when individuals over 50 end their marriages. These types of divorces have become more common in recent years, and experienced divorce attorneys have learned that the major considerations in gray divorces can be far different than those for individuals ending their marriages in their 20s and 30s. If… Read More »

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Post-Nuptial Agreements in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Almost everyone has heard of a prenuptial agreement (or prenup): a contract that fiancés enter into before they get married and which becomes valid upon the marriage taking place. Prenups are generally valid so long as a court does not find that it was unconscionable at the time or that one individual was forced… Read More »

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When Can Spousal Support in Virginia End?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While most individuals think of spousal support as monthly payments from one ex-spouse to another for the foreseeable future, alimony can be much more nuanced and customized to the situation. Spousal support can be paid in a lump sum following a divorce or it can be provided in periodic payments. Sometimes spousal support is… Read More »

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When Adultery Leads to Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While you can seek a divorce on the no-fault ground of, you can also file for divorce with the claim that the end of the marriage is your spouse’s fault. One basis for fault recognized in Virginia courts in a divorce is adultery. If you can prove your spouse strayed outside of the bounds… Read More »

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Is My Pre-Marital Agreement Valid?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Pre-marital agreements are not for everyone, but many couples choose to use these contracts as a way to not only protect themselves in the event of a divorce, but plan for the future of the marriage. Pre-marital agreements can determine property division upon dissolution of the marriage and contain provisions for how the couple… Read More »

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