Category: Custody


Who Decides on Child Custody & Visitation Arrangements?

By Barkat Law Firm

Going through a divorce may be a troubling experience. It gets even more stressful when it also involves children. For parents, the biggest worry during a divorce case is about custody or a visitation arrangement. Through the help of an attorney for child custody DC residents have come to trust, you can ensure to go  … Read more


My Spouse Filed for Divorce: Now What?

By Barkat Law Firm
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There are not many things that are as stressful as being faced with a divorce filing. When informed that your spouse filed for divorce, the person you married is now someone that doesn’t want to live under the same roof as you. This difficult experience calls for a proper support system and an effective divorce  … 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