District of Columbia Divorce Articles by Family Lawyers and Professionals

  • District of Columbia Ground Rules

    The answer to this one is pretty straightforward: a divorce may be granted for any of the grounds that the parties have mutually and voluntarily lived separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of six months, or the parties have lived separate and apart for one year.

    by Divorce Magazine
    Posted May 26, 2006
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  • Breaking the Legacy of Divorce

    Believe it or not, divorce runs in families. It’s hard to get out from under the shadow of divorce when you seemed destined to recreate the past. So how can you break the legacy of divorce in your life?

    Terry Gaspard (MSW, LICSW) and Tracy Clifford
    Posted October 26, 2016
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  • 10 Reasons All Couples Should Get A Prenup Before Marriage

    Signing a prenuptial agreement (prenup) before you get married can help ensure your future is protected in case of divorce. Here are 10 reasons it's a good idea to sign a prenup before you walk down the aisle.

    John Eastham
    Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Should You Tell the Kids About the Affair?

    The facile answer to this question is "no," but in reality, "it depends" may be the better answer. There are a few considerations you must make before deciding whether or not telling the children about your or your spouse's affair is the right step to take.

    Linda Kaiser
    Posted October 25, 2016
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  • How to Tell Your Kids About Your Divorce

    Legal separation and divorce can be an extremely difficult and emotional experience; for parents, there's the added concern over their children's well-being during and after the process. How you tell your children about the impending divorce is very important, as this will have a significant impact on their perception of the experience.

    Gerald M. Tomassian
    Posted October 21, 2016
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  • 5 Things You May Face as an Adult Child of Divorce

    At 28 years old, I experienced my parents' divorce. While it may seem like being an adult makes dealing with divorce easier, there are many unique issues adult children of divorce face.

    Liz Greene
    Posted October 17, 2016
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  • Divorced Overseas? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Getting divorced is a stressful and complicated process at the best of times. It is a huge upheaval that will have a lasting impact on your life, but the process gets even more complicated when borders are involved.

    Roman Winter
    Posted October 11, 2016
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  • What Are the Grandparents’ Rights When Their Children Divorce?

    Divorce is often viewed as a means of ending a relationship between two spouses, but the truth is this: its effects typically reach far beyond the immediate family.

    John Griffith
    Posted October 03, 2016
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  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Divorce: What Does It Mean?

    After a 12-year romance, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are getting divorced – putting an end to Brangelina. We will discuss what this means and what the realities are in our contemporary divorce arena.

    Henry Gornbein, Esq.
    Posted September 23, 2016
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  • 3 Helpful Strategies to Cope with Divorce

    Divorce is not something that any individual foresees in their future on the day they say “I do,” but for some of us that reality has, or is beginning to, set in. While it is devastating to see the end of a relationship and the life you built with someone else, there are ways to bounce back from it.

    Ron Burg
    Posted September 01, 2016
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