Category: Divorce



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


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





How To File For An Uncontested Divorce In Washington, D.C.

By Barkat Law Firm

Uncontested divorces offer the chance to obtain your divorce in an expedited fashion as opposed to a contested divorce where the process is significantly longer. In order to be eligible to file for an uncontested divorce you and your spouse must have come to an agreement on all property, debt, spousal support, and child custody  … Read more