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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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Legal Requirements for Getting Married in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Some people assume the legal requirements for getting married are confusing, but as long as you research what is required in the respective state, it’s pretty straight forward. Speaking with an attorney prior to getting married is not something that many people consider, but they should. Meeting with an experienced Virginia family law attorney… Read More »

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Changing Your Name after a Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you are preparing for a divorce or are in the process of getting one, the idea of getting your old name back can feel like regaining your identity. You can make the request for a name change during your divorce or you can file a separate petition down the line if you decide… Read More »

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Virginia State Adoption Assistance Program

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

For parents who are considering adopting a child who is currently in foster care in Virginia, there may be some benefits available. Policies regarding adoption subsidies are primarily dependent on what state the child was in foster care before he or she was adopted. What is the Adoption Assistance Program? Also known as an… 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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