What are the Benefits of Legal Separation?

By Barkat Law Firm
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 Legal separation may free you from the time constraints necessary to get a divorce in Washington, D.C.. Here’s what the process could mean, and how a divorce attorney in Washington D.C. can help you through this process. What are the Benefits of Legal Separation? Going through problems in your marriage could be a devastating experience.  … Read more


How to Prepare for a Divorce While Married

By Barkat Law Firm
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Whether you and your spouse have mutually decided to file for an uncontested divorce, or whether you have been thinking about filing without discussing it with your spouse, it is important to seriously weigh your options prior to taking the first steps towards ending your marriage. Not only do you need to be absolutely sure that  … Read more


What a Divorce Lawyer Will Need From You

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Important Divorce Information Making the decision to file for divorce can be painful and emotional for everyone involved. You and your soon-to-be former spouse have intertwined your lives, finances, and living arrangements, and it can often be difficult to begin the process of separating from one another. However, the process of dissolving your marriage can  … Read more



10 FAQs About Property and Debt Division in a DC Divorce

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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