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Proudly serving families in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Oklahoma, Texas, and Florida. 

Understanding Spousal Support During Separation in Texas

In Texas, there is no such thing as legal separation, so spousal support during separation in Texas must come through the divorce process. However, in Texas, it is not mandatory for one of the spouses in a divorce to receive support. In fact, it's harder to get this...

Top Family Court Lawyers in Texas: Competitive Costs

In Texas, there are so many family lawyers to choose from that knowing which one to choose—and understanding how much family court lawyers cost in Texas, can be intimidating. On the one hand, everyone wants a top family court lawyer for themselves during a crucial...

Navigating Custody Lawyer Costs in Texas: What to Expect

Beginning the divorce proceedings can be a trying and emotional time during the best of circumstances, even more so when the custody of a child is involved. Many families wonder about the custody process and how much custody lawyers cost in Texas. By its nature, a...

Understanding Legal Guardianships In Oklahoma

Oklahoma law has a variety of legal tools to help combat and/or protect against the dangers and concerns faced by families across the state, each with their own unique dynamic and special set of circumstances. It is important not only to be aware of which tools are at...

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Continues Expanding with New Richmond, Virginia Partner

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Continues Expanding with New Richmond, Virginia Partner   WhitbeckBennett Continues to Expand Family Law Firm Nationwide   Richmond, VA, – July 10, 2023 – National family law firm, WhitbeckBennett continues to...

Facts About Fathers’ Custody Lawyers in Florida

Fathers' custody lawyers in Florida work to prepare their clients for the process, including dispelling outdated thinking about custody outcomes. When it becomes time for a couple to separate, the most serious concern is the happiness and well-being of any minor...

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Continues Expanding With New Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Partner

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Continues Expanding with New Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Partner   WhitbeckBennett, A National Family Law Firm Continues to Expand Nationwide   Oklahoma City, OK, – June 20, 2023 – National family law firm,...

The Process of Meeting with a Family Visitation Attorney in Florida

If you are getting a divorce and there is a child under 18 involved, you may be looking for a family visitation attorney in Florida that can help you secure a parenting plan with designated time-sharing. But who can you trust, and where do you begin this process?...

Vernon M. Vassallo Elected Vice Chair of Delaware State Bar Association’s Family Law Section

WhitbeckBennett associate, Vernon M. Vassallo, has been elected Vice Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Vernon is a young, up-and-coming attorney who is quickly making a name for himself in the Delaware family law community. He is a...

Florida Family Law: What to Know About a Father’s Custody Rights

One critical task for custody lawyers for dads in Florida is to challenge assumptions about custody rights. Fathers who enter into divorce tend to feel vulnerable and overwhelmed. They may think that the law favors the mother over the father in custody cases, which,...

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“I would highly recommend John Whitbeck to anyone needing legal counsel or representation. He was thorough, intentional, and professional in all of my dealings with him. He is well respected in the legal community of Loudoun County and is well liked by friends and colleagues alike. He has worked diligently to build a fabulous reputation and proven his knowledge of the law through his diligent practice in the area. No man would be as highly respected and sought after if he didn’t have the experience and professionalism to back it up.”

Loudoun County, VA

“For my divorce case, I had three different attorneys – the last was John Whitbeck. John was far superior than the previous two and also the opposing counsel. John is an excellent litigator and negotiator. Specifically, he had the judge reverse a previous decision based on his interpretation of the law and reached agreement on several contentious topics with a very difficult opposing counsel. John works closely with his client to develop a strong legal strategy and masterfully presents your case to the judge. I owe the outcome of my case to John’s tireless efforts and incredible talent.”

Leesburg, VA

“John Whitbeck was my third attorney for my divorce process. This is honestly one of the most painful experiences to go through. I appreciated John’s straight forward manner in presenting the choices. It helped cut through issues to define emotional vs strategic good decisions. Being clear about the process and outcomes is essential to seeing a way ahead. I am thankful for his work and support through this tough time.”

Falls Church, VA

“I highly recommend Mr. Whitbeck and his team to represent your side in a divorce. I needed a lawyer to defend and protect me from the constant barrage of attacks and demands from opposing counsel and wife and he did that swiftly and effectively. I also needed a lawyer to be cost effective while at the same time, ensuring that my case was properly attended. Lastly I needed a lawyer who was willing to listen to my arguments, to believe in them and where necessary, incorporate them into his own. John did all that and more and I couldn’t be more satisfied with his handling of my divorce. “

Kevin S.
Leesburg, VA

“Absolutely loved working with David Marquardt and his team! He answered any questions, calls, emails and texts promptly even on the weekends and did everything he could in my custody case for my daughter. He only had 12 days to work on the case and it was VERY messy! Yet, he still did everything he could and helped me with my daughter. Thank you all so so much!!!”

Emily P.
Rockville, MD

” Elizabeth Lancaster has represented my husband and I both in different cases, and I want to start by saying she is AMAZING at what she does. If you are looking for someone who is on your side and will do whatever it takes to get the best outcome then she is your answer. I will never use anyone else after hiring her. Also very responsive which is great.”

Toni S.
Leesburg, VA

” Please ask for Tara Brown, she is professional and makes you feel heard but also very transparent when it comes to handling your case. I’m so blessed to have found her, we have been working together for over a year and I trust her to handle all of my legal needs. 10 out of 10! “

Brii R.
Richmond, VA