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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 Lawyers

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Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are preparing for a divorce and you have children involved, it’s stressful enough. But, what happens if you have an adopted child? Aside from an increase in guilt and anxiety in many cases, some parents worry that the breakup might affect the adoption. It is important to note that if the divorce… Read More »

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Recognizing Financial Fraud in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Divorce is typically already a contentious situation, creating strong feelings of anger and sadness, and even betrayal in some situations. These feelings might make you distrust your spouse and leave you wondering if he or she is hiding assets. Fortunately, hiding assets is not the norm and, in most cases, your spouse is probably… Read More »

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Reasons to Hire a Virginia Family Law Attorney

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you’re facing a divorce and/or custody dispute, it can seem overwhelming. An expensive, long, drawn-out legal battle is something no one wants to endure. Some people decide to attempt to take on family law matters without legal representation in hopes of saving money, only to discover it ended up costing them more in… Read More »

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The Divorce Process in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Going through a divorce is an emotional process, even if both spouses want to part ways. Prior to diving head first into a divorce, it’s important to understand how the divorce process works. Important Divorce Topics and Terms to Know   Virginia allows for two types of divorce, one of which is essentially with… Read More »

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6 Things Not to Do During Your Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

One of the first mistakes people make during a divorce is not retaining a skilled Virginia divorce attorney to help guide them through the process. Emotions are running high, and people often act before they think about the consequences. This can cause negotiations to break down, or cause delays in getting your divorce finalized…. Read More »

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Proving Adultery in a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Virginia allows for both fault-based and no-fault divorces. If you opt for a no-fault divorce, you must be living separately for at least 12 months before filing; with no cohabitation at all. If you don’t have any minor children, this time is reduced, and you only have to live apart without cohabitation for six… Read More »

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How Does Bankruptcy Affect Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Financial struggles affect many people, leaving some with no alternative but to file for bankruptcy protection in hopes of getting out of mounting debt. But, what happens if the person filing for bankruptcy is your spouse and you’re facing separation or filing for divorce? To start, it’s important to understand that there are two… Read More »

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Pros and Cons of Filing for a Fault Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In the state of Virginia, you have the ability to file for a divorce based on fault-based grounds, which include causes like domestic violence (cruelty), desertion, adultery, and/or a felony conviction that results in incarceration in excess of one year. Virginia also allows parties to file for a “no-fault” divorce, which is actually not… Read More »

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What Effect Does Adultery Have on Divorce in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Marriages that are ending in divorce are complicated and emotional enough. When the marriage breaks down due to a cheating spouse, there are a lot of emotions and confusion to contend with. Once you’ve come to terms with the fact that your marriage is indeed over, filing for divorce is the next logical step… Read More »

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Do You Need a Forensic Accountant for Your Virginia Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Divorce is never easy, but the process of asset distribution can take an emotional toll on the process. Virginia follows the majority of other states in its equitable distribution of marital assets and debts during a divorce. This means the state looks at marriage as an “economic partnership,” and when that partnership is over,… Read More »

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