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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  • 6 Common Mistakes Divorced Parents Make

    Going through a divorce is similar to the experience of a family death. Tragedy, sadness, bitterness, and anger ensues in different stages. The stakes are the highest when children are involved. Children are more precious and valuable than any material asset or stack of cash that could ever be fought over – but it's easy to forget what is in a child's best interest when parents focus on being self-righteous and getting what they feel is owed to them.

    Olivia Babine
    Posted May 18, 2016
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  • The Divorce School Releases 11 New Free Videos and Podcasts

    The Divorce School has just released another 11 new videos and podcasts for separated and divorced people who are seeking tips and information to help them deal with their divorce-related issues. Sessions are only available until June 30, so sign up today!

    Avital Borisovsky
    Posted May 17, 2016
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  • Should You Hire a Non-Lawyer?

    It's not recommended, but, if you do, you should know the rules that control what they can do for you.

    Jennifer L. Darley
    Posted May 12, 2016
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  • 3 Ways People Sabotage Their Divorce

    There’s a fine line that most people must navigate when they find themselves in the unfortunate position of going through a divorce. On one hand, there’s no doubt that you should always protect yourself during the proceedings, even if events appear to be unfolding amicably. On the other side of the coin, being too aggressive can ignite a lengthy legal battle between you and your spouse, leading to a worse outcome for both parties.

    Brenda K. Mcknight
    Posted May 09, 2016
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  • 3 Reasons to Wait for Your Divorce to Be Finalized Before Dating

    Regardless of your family situation, when you're in the middle of finalizing divorce procedures, you may feel the urge to start seeing someone else in order to move on with your life. Despite the fact that this is a completely understandable and normal way of moving on from a difficult relationship, problems may arise if things have yet to be completed.

    Lorne J. Fine
    Posted May 05, 2016
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  • What Is Your Likelihood of Getting a Divorce?

    According to a 2014 survey in the U.S., the likelihood of you getting a divorce could depend on your employment status, education, and ethnicity.

    Avital Borisovsky
    Posted May 04, 2016
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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Opinions from Reddit about Marriage and Prenups

    While nobody plans for a marriage to fail, a prenuptial agreement is a good option for individuals who are looking to protect their assets in the event of a divorce. Here's what some people had to say about marriage and prenups, including arguments for and against having a prenup signed before walking down the aisle.

    Pauline Delaney
    Posted April 27, 2016
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  • 9 Reasons to Visit The Divorce School Now

    Here's a preview of the nine new podcasts and videos that have just been released at The Divorce School.

    by Diana Shepherd, CDFA™
    Posted April 22, 2016
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  • Annulment or Divorce: Understanding the Grounds

    A marriage can end for various reasons, ranging from cheating spouses to differences in temperaments. But, there are two ways to end a marriage legally: annulment or divorce.

    Angela Hill
    Posted April 13, 2016
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