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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: Virginia Divorce Process

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Frequently Asked Questions about Virginia Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Not surprisingly, most people have a lot of questions when it comes to getting a divorce in Virginia. Here is a look at some of the more common questions couples have. How long do you have to live in Virginia to file for a divorce in the state? In order to qualify for residency… 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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What to Know About No Fault Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Virginia is one state that recognizes fault divorces, but there is also an alternative for couples who are in agreement and want an uncontested divorce. No-Fault Divorce in Virginia In Virginia, a no-fault divorce is where neither party needs to demonstrate proof of any wrongdoing. Instead, it’s based on separation. It means you won’t… Read More »

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Basics of Getting Divorced in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

If you’re contemplating divorce in the state of Virginia, it’s pretty straightforward as far as requirements go. However, it can take months, or even years, especially if the other party contests any aspects of the divorce. Here are some basic things to consider if you plan on getting divorced in the state. Residency Requirements… Read More »

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When Should You Hire a Family Law Attorney

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

People often think about hiring an attorney for personal injury matters like an automobile accident, but there are a number of other situations where retaining an attorney may be in your best interest. And, many of these situations involve family law matters. Here’s a look at several scenarios where a Virginia family law attorney… Read More »

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Rebuilding Your Independence and Social Life After a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

A divorce can feel cataclysmic, particularly when it comes as a surprise. One day your life revolves around your spouse and marriage. The next, you are back on your own. This change can cause your friends to drift away from you, particularly when a couple was friends with both you and your spouse. Some… Read More »

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I Think my Spouse is Spying on me – What Should I do?

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

When your marriage is reaching its end or after you file for divorce, things can turn ugly. In some cases, your husband or wife may believe you are cheating on them, being a bad parent, or lying about money. To gain evidence of your supposed wrongdoing, he or she may turn to spying. However,… Read More »

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3 Ways to Have a Successful Divorce in Virginia

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Whether or not a divorce is successful depends on your perspective. The legal proceeding may be successful in your eyes once it finalizes the end of your marriage. However, it might not feel successful if it takes years of bitter fighting to get there. At our office, we believe there are ways to work… Read More »

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Six-Year Divorce Motivates Virginia Woman to Find and Share the Humor

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

Divorce is a difficult time in life. It is not only the end to an intimate relationship, it is also the separation of two people’s finances. In most situations in Virginia, a divorce can be finalized within a year or two. However, the more complex the issues pertaining to the divorce and the parties’… Read More »

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5 Mistakes to Avoid During a Divorce

By Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy PC |

No matter how you swing it, divorces are hard. Some days you will feel good and the future will look brighter. Other days you will need to cry and vent over the frustration, anger, and resentment you feel toward your spouse. The gauntlet of emotions you will run over these coming months are normal… Read More »

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