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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

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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 Family Law Attorneys

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Major Change in how Virginia Courts Consider Custody Cases

By Megan Thornhill |

As of July 1, 2018 Virginia House Bill 1351 became law and many parents believe it will make consideration of custody cases more equal.  HB 1351 amends Va. Code Section 20-124.2 and requires judges to consider shared custody as part of an overall determination of custody cases.  Credit for the passage of the bill… Read More »

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Can Medical and Therapy Records be Used in a Virginia Divorce?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Privacy is one of the biggest concerns during a divorce or custody case, and those concerns certainly extend to what information your soon-to-be ex can obtain in regard to medical and mental health records. Medical and therapy records are filled with sensitive, private, and in some cases, potentially embarrassing information that no one wants… Read More »

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Common Types of Elder Abuse

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

As adults age and become frailer, many are unable to take care of themselves. This can also mean they lack the ability to fight back or speak up if there are other health complications hindering their cognitive or speech skills. Abuse against the elderly is a clear problem in the United States, and while… Read More »

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Child Support Modifications in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In 2014, Virginia’s child support system underwent a long overdue overhaul with guidelines being updated for the first time in nearly two decades. The new formula raised the child support amounts for initial petitions filed on or after July 1, 2014. Even with the higher guideline amounts, there are still situations where you might… Read More »

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New Virginia Laws Take Effect July 1 – Part 1

By Megan Thornhill |

In Virginia, new laws take effect generally on July 1.  Below are some of the changes that may be relevant to you or someone you know who has a legal issue. Custody/Visitation, Child Support and Spousal Support House Bill 1351 requires that the court shall consider and may award joint legal, joint physical, or… Read More »

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Types of Marital Agreements Available in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

While no one wants to think about divorce while planning their wedding, the truth is that marital agreements can be beneficial in the unfortunate event the marriage breaks down and the couple is headed for divorce. There are two main types of marital agreements available in Virginia. The first is drafted prior to marriage… Read More »

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6 Scenarios Where You Need to Hire a Family Law Attorney in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When people think about hiring a family law attorney, it is usually related to a pending or upcoming divorce. However, family law attorneys have experience handling a number of different issues that fall under the heading of family law. Here are several situations where retaining a Leesburg family law firm can be extremely beneficial…. Read More »

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What are Custody and Visitation Rights of an Unmarried Father in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you have a child in the Commonwealth of Virginia and you are not legally married to the mother at the time the child is born, the lack of an official marriage means there is no presumption under Virginia law that you are the biological father. If you do not establish paternity, you will… Read More »

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What is Collaborative Divorce in Virginia?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When many people think about divorce, they assume that it’s always contested and a messy and aggressive process. There are assumed to be fights over money, assets, child custody, and spousal support payments, which all takes place in a courtroom setting. While litigating a divorce is common, it’s not the only option you have…. Read More »

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Who Gets the Engagement Ring in a Virginia Break Up?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you asked who gets to keep the engagement ring in a break up a few years ago, the answer might have been more complicated. In 2016, the Supreme Court of Virginia clarified this matter in the case of McGrath v. Dockendorf, 793 S.E.2d 336 (Va. 2016). History of Dockendorf Case In this case,… Read More »

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