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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



Jurisdiction And Child Custody Disputes

By Barkat Law Firm

In the D.C. metro area child custody disputes often arise that involve multiple states. For example, the children may reside in the District of Columbia, but one of the parents reside in Virginia or Maryland or vice versa. When a situation such as this arises the Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) sets the  … Read more





3 Ways To Make Your Case More Successful

By Barkat Law Firm

1. Document everything. Whether you suspect you will soon be involved in litigation or are currently involved in the litigation you can greatly help your case by documenting everything. That means telephone calls, emails, and documents you receive. Basically any and everything related to your case that could be important as evidence and documentation. You  … Read more


Third Party Custody

By Barkat Law Firm

The District of Columbia Safe and Stable Homes for Children and Youth Act allows third parties the opportunity to petition for custody of children. The Act also establishes the standards governing custody cases involving third parties. In order for a third party to have standing to sue for custody the parent who has been the  … Read more