10 FAQs About Property and Debt Division in a DC Divorce

By Barkat Law Firm

Here are 10 answers to frequently asked questions about how property and debt get divided by the court during a divorce in Washington, DC. Q1: What is an uncontested divorce? A1: An uncontested divorce is one where the two parties to the case have no contested issues to decide and are only asking the Court  … Read more



3 Things to do to Prepare for Divorce

By Barkat Law Firm

Divorce can turn into a long, emotionally and financially costly process. A few steps of preparation can pay dividends for you in the future. Take a Close Look at Your Finances Start by preparing a financial statement. For the most part, in Washington, D.C., every asset obtained during the marriage is marital property, and anything  … Read more


5 FAQs About Child Support In D.C.

By Barkat Law Firm

When I talk to my clients about child support they usually have several of the same questions regarding child support in Washington, D.C. I’ve taken a few of those frequently asked questions and provided answers to them below. Q: How do I get child support? A: To determine if you can receive child support you  … Read more


Is My Ex Allowed to Move Away With My Child?

By Barkat Law Firm

When one parent has primary physical custody of a child the other parent may feel powerless if the physical custodian decides they want to relocate to another area with the child. In Washington, DC the courts must consider the “best interest factors” in determining whether a party is allowed to move with the child. You  … Read more


How Can I Get More Custody Time with my Child?

By Barkat Law Firm

If the court has already issued a custody order in Washington, DC and you want to increase your parenting time you will need to show that there has been a substantial and material change in circumstances affecting the best interest of your child. Some common examples of substantial and material changes that may be used  … Read more


Do I Have to Pay Alimony?

By Barkat Law Firm

In Washington, DC alimony is not automatic, and the court only awards support if ordering it would be “just and fair.” Need to speak with an attorney about defending against an alimony claim? To send a message Click Here then finish the article. Unlike some other jurisdictions Washington, DC does not rely on any set  … Read more


I’ve Been Served With Divorce Papers – What Do I Do Now?

By Barkat Law Firm

Whether expected or unexpected being served with divorce papers is a difficult thing for most people to deal with. In addition to the potential emotional turmoil being experienced there are several things you will need to take care of once you have been served. Need to contact a divorce lawyer now? To send a message  … Read more