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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 Mental Illness Lawyers

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Can I Have a Mentally Ill Family Member Involuntarily Hospitalized?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Virginia state law has strict requirements in order to have a person involuntarily committed to a psychiatric facility. Family members who wish to have a loved one hospitalized against their will must be able to prove: The individual has a mental illness, and because of that illness; There is a substantial likelihood the person… Read More »

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How Virginia’s Mental Health Care Has Changed Since the Virginia Tech Massacre

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

On April 16, 2007, a senior at Virginia Tech shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more. The violence took place in two different attacks about two hours apart and ended with the perpetrator committing suicide. Until an attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida in 2016, the Virginia Tech massacre was the… Read More »

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State Senator From Loudoun Hopes To Reform Role Of School Police Officers

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

In response to reports of overzealous police charging troubled students with criminal disorderly conduct charges for behavioral issues, several Virginia state lawmakers recently introduced legislation aimed at curbing criminal prosecution of students in lieu of alternative scholastic discipline. Loudoun County Republican state delegate Dave LaRock introduced two such measures, HB 1132 and HB 1134…. Read More »

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Virginia Senator Sues State For $6 Million

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A Virginia state senator who nearly died at the hands of his mentally ill son recently filed a $6 million lawsuit against the state, its mental health services, and the caseworker who allegedly mishandled the attempt to institutionalize the troubled young man. Deeds’ hopes his lawsuit will spur the change Virginia’s mental health services… Read More »

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