District of Columbia divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court may order either or both spouses to attend parenting classes in those cases in which child custody is an issue. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Property Distribution.
Washington D.C. is an "equitable distribution" jurisdiction. If there is no valid property distribution agreement, each spouse retains his or her separate property (acquired before the marriage or acquired during the marriage by gift or inh ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Residency Requirements.
Before filing for a divorce in the District of Columbia, one of the spouses must have been a resident there for at least six months prior to filing. Military personnel are eligible to file if they have been stationed in the District of Columbia for s ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The former or maiden name will be restored upon request. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Spouse’s name.
Upon request, the birth name or previous name may be restored. [District of Columbia Code Annotated; Title 16, Chapter 9, Section 915]. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for Divorce. ... More details
District of Columbia divorce - Where to file for divorce.
File for divorce in Superior Court; Family Division. ... More details
Dividing marital property upon divorce.
In many states the presence of fault divorce is not taken into account when dividing marital property upon divorce, in some states marital misconduct can be considered when dividing property upon divorce and awarding support, and even in deciding cus ... More details
Divisible or bifurcated divorce.
In a divisible or bifurcated divorce the marriage between spouses is terminated, but other issues, such as the division of property, alimony, child support or custody arrangements are left to be determined at a later date or at trial. Couples pursue ... More details
Division of property at divorce.
In family law, one of the most important matters in a divorce is how the division of property. It is usually best for the parties and their lawyers to agree on how the property will be distributed, so you don't risk being unhappy with the decision of ... More details
Division of property in community property states.
Property that you or your spouse earned during marriage is generally treated as community property states. "Separate" property is property that you or your spouse (1) owned before the marriage or (2) received individually as a gift or throu ... More details
DIVORCE and MARITAL INDICATORS: 1996.
Most adults have married only once.
Most people who had ever divorced are currently married. ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Community Property States.
For purposes of distributing assets after a divorce, many states are community property states, meaning both the husband and wife equally own all money earned by either one of them from the beginning of the marriage until the date of separation. In a ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Divorce Law.
Divorce Law covers the divorces and their aftermaths. A divorce is the legal termination or dissolution of a marriage. Divorce law deals with the laws and issues surrounding divorce, including alimony, child support, child visitation, and division of ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Equitable Distribution.
Most states employ equitable distribution in dividing marital property. Instead of an even split, as in community property states, equitable distribution looks at the financial situation that each spouse will be in after the termination of the marria ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Fault Divorce.
A fault divorce is one in which one party blames the other for the failure of the marriage by citing wrongdoing. Fault divorces are most common where abuse is a factor. Abandonment, desertion, inability to engage in sexual intercourse, insanity, and ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Legal Separation.
A legal separation is a finding by a court that the conditions or circumstances of a marriage make it intolerable for the parties to live together but that the marriage itself should be maintained. In general, couples that legally separate can either ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Marital Separation Agreement.
A marital settlement agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after the divorce. These agreements usually cover property division, child custody and child plans, debt division, spousal support, and an ... More details
Divorce Glossary - No Fault Divorce.
No fault divorce is where neither spouse is considered responsible for the breakup of the marriage and neither spouse has to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. Any numbers of reasons can be grounds, including irretrievable breakdown, ir ... More details
Divorce Glossary - Separate Property.
In community property states, this is the property that is considered separate, i.e. belonging to only one spouse. This usually includes anything owned prior to marriage, inheritances, and anything a spouse earned after the date of separation. Educat ... More details