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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 Family Lawyer

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Virginia Divorce: Signs Your Spouse May Be Cheating

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The suspicion that your spouse is cheating can be a nightmare for most spouses. Many Virginia divorce attorneys get the question, ‘how do I know whether my spouse is cheating?’ While there could be legitimate explanations for some of his or her behavior, there is also the possibility they are being unfaithful. Virginia courts… Read More »

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Understanding Mental Illness in Virginia Family Law Cases

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Mental illness is an important factor in many family law matters. It can be a primary reason behind a marriage breaking down, or even some criminal activity. In addition, mental illness can play a role in other Virginia scenarios such as child support, child custody, spousal support, and property division. Each of these is… Read More »

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Obtaining an Emergency Protective Order in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In order to qualify for an emergency protective order in Virginia, you must be the alleged victim of a criminal offense that resulted in serious bodily injury or allegedly be stalked. In these cases, either the victim or a law enforcement officer has the right to request an emergency protective order from the necessary… Read More »

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What to Know about Becoming a Surrogate in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The decision to become a surrogate is life-changing, and there is a level of commitment required that only the most generous of women can handle. Here’s what to know if you’re considering becoming a surrogate in Virginia. Qualifications to Become a Surrogate There are some basic requirements to become a surrogate mother in the… Read More »

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How Child Support Is Calculated in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

The way child support is calculated varies from state to state. The methods used by states to determine the amount of child support payments for divorcing and unmarried couples range from very basic to quite complex. In Virginia, state law determines how much a non-custodial parent will need to pay through the use of… 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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Interested Party Care in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Extended families and friends often work together to ensure younger children receive the love and care they need. This can result in children living with grandparents, aunts and uncles, older siblings, cousins, and even close family friends. The arrangement may be best for the children, and avoids a legal battle over custody when everyone… Read More »

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Potential Changes to Family Law in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Every year the Virginia legislature considers a number of bills that would amend, repeal, or create new family-related laws. Many bills never make it far while others get through committees but do not get to a vote or are not approved by a House or Senate vote. Here are a few of the bills… Read More »

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Rights of Unmarried Fathers in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

As an expectant unmarried father, you are probably nervous and have question as to how this situation is going to work. What do you need to do when the child is born? Do you have to take a DNA test? If you are definitely the father, when do you get to see your son… Read More »

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