Category: Divorce

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

What is Considered Marital Property?

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In a divorce or legal separation, “marital property” is one term that is certain to arise during the legal proceedings. While simple in meaning, it may get confusing due to the many nuances attached to it. To help you understand what the term means, here is a brief guide on how marital property is handled  … Read more

What are the Benefits of Legal Separation?

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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

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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

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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?

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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