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DC Family Law

Is DC A 50/50 divorce state?

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When couples in the District of Columbia (DC) decide to end their marriage, they must go through a divorce. In Washington DC divorcing couples split their marital property 50/50. This means each party is entitled to half of the total value of the marital property. How are assets divided in a divorce in DC? When […]

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Adultery in Washington, D.C.: Does Cheating Affect Alimony?

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Washington, D.C. recognizes only no-fault divorces. That means that adultery, which is a form of marital misconduct, is not a ground for divorce in the District of Columbia. However, where it can have an impact is in regard to alimony payments. Alimony, also known as spousal support, is money paid by one spouse to the […]

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How Does Alimony Work in DC & Other FAQs about Alimony

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Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a legal obligation to financially support a former spouse after a divorce. Alimony is determined by the court and is based on several factors, such as the length of the marriage, the couple’s income, and the standard of living during the marriage. In the District of Columbia, alimony […]

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Is DC a no fault divorce state?

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A no fault divorce is a type of divorce that does not require one spouse to blame the other for the marriage’s failure. This is the most common form of divorce in the United States. It is available in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia (DC). What is a no fault divorce? No […]

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Washington DC Property Division Lawyer

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Marriage is a financial union that brings together the savings, debts, and long-term investments of two individuals. By the time of divorce people’s finances are often intertwined and entangled in a mess that only a DC court can unravel. This means that in addition to the emotional toll of witnessing a union that you’ve built […]

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How to File for Divorce in Washington DC

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Washington, D.C. is a unique place to file for divorce due to its unique court system. Unlike other states, the District of Columbia does not have a family or domestic court. Instead, residents must file for divorce in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The process of filing for divorce in Washington, D.C. […]

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Legal Grounds for Divorce in DC: A Comprehensive Guide

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This guide covers details how divorce works in Washington DC including the divorce process, eligibility, legal requirements, how to file and more. If you still have questions, don’t worry—Petrelli Previtera, LLC lawyers are here to walk you through all the needs and grounds for divorce. Let’s dive deeper: D.C. Is a No-Fault Divorce State Once […]

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The Cost of Divorce in DC

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Divorce is a complicated process, both emotionally and financially. If you and your spouse are considering divorce in the District of Columbia, you may be wondering how much it will cost. In this article, we will discuss the cost of divorce in DC, from filing fees to lawyer fees. We will also discuss the different […]

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in DC

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In Washington, DC, the divorce process can take anywhere from 3 months to a few years depending on a variety of factors. A divorce in Washington DC is typically initiated by one spouse filing a complaint for a divorce. The other spouse must then be served with the complaint, and the process is officially underway. […]

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How Do You Qualify for Alimony?

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When you go through a divorce, one of the first things your friends may ask you is whether or not you are getting alimony. This does not happen in every case, and some relationships may not require it. If you are going through a divorce and request alimony, the judge will review the information to […]

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