DC Divorce & Family Law

How Proposed Changes to United States Tax Law Could Impact Divorce

As Congress pores over prospective tax cuts, worried Americans obsessively analyze the impact these changes might have on the middle class. Projections offer extensive insight on future tax returns, but with the assumption that those impacted by upcoming changes are either single or married. What about divorced taxpayers? Turns out, some divorcees could see significant […]

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The Unique Aspects of Millennial Divorce

Although stereotyped as the cohabitation generation, Millennials aspire to marriage. They’re less likely to divorce than Generation X and Baby Boomer spouses, and when they do separate, the process looks vastly different than it did in the past. Increased Likelihood of Prenuptial Agreements Divorce differences between generations begin long before couples choose to split. In […]

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Rebooting Your Career During a Divorce — Making Time For Deep Work

Divorce combined with career transition makes for major stress, but also presents an exciting opportunity to pursue your professional destiny. As you seek a newly focused and more fulfilling career path, heed the wisdom of Cal Newton. In Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Newton argues that professionals perform best when […]

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Obsessive, Racing Thoughts About Your Divorce: Here’s What You Can Do

The moment you filed for divorce, you suffered constant mental chatter. Suddenly, questions raced through your head, preventing you from enjoying a full night’s sleep. You’re certainly not alone; many divorcees worry about custody, finances, even their romantic future. Lingering questions can destroy your sanity, and eventually, your physical health. They also make it far […]

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Helping Your Child Cope With Anxiety During Your Divorce

Anxiety disorders have reached epidemic proportions among today’s youth; the National Institute of Mental Health reports that anxiety impacts 25.1 percent of those between the ages of 13 and 18. Research suggests that divorce can complicate existing behavioral disorders as well as spark symptoms in previously unaffected children. With your help, however, your children can […]

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Divorcing When There’s an Imbalance of Power In Your Relationship

Did your spouse wear the cliched pants in your relationship? If so, you could be vulnerable to bullying during the dissolution process—especially if you suffered verbal abuse or passive aggressive behavior while married. Your ex’s manipulation and hostile conduct could convince you to take property or custody deals clearly not in your best interest or […]

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Six Tips For Getting What You Need Out of the Divorce Mediation Process

Pain-free divorce may not exist, but mediation could help you minimize the drama of dissolution. Like any divorce method, it must be approached strategically; enter mediation sessions unprepared, and you’ll emerge with little to show for your efforts. Follow these mediation tips to ensure a more favorable outcome: Highlight A Few Chief Priorities Before you […]

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Are You Eligible for Social Security Disability Benefits?

          By Guest Blogger Derek S. Cervoni People involved in family law matters may also have disabilities that ​affect their ability to work, and in turn, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be involved.  We explain below, some basic characteristics to determine if someone qualifies for SSDI benefits. If you […]

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Understanding the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act

Many ex-spouses of former military members recognize the acronym USFSPA (short for the Uniformed Services Former Spouse’s Protection Act) but do not fully understand its meaning. The federal legislation addresses common concerns regarding eligibility for retirement pay and benefits after divorce, establishing standards for medical care and retirement pay. As the former spouse of a […]

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