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Washington D.C. Divorce Law


Each state has its own set of laws covering different aspects of divorce. Many Washington D.C. laws are complex and detailed; if you have any questions, speak with a local Washington D.C. divorce lawyer.

For your convenience, the chart below summarizes a few of the key concepts of Washington D.C.'s divorce laws:

Washington D.C. Laws

  • Fault/No-Fault: Fault
  • Property Distribution: Equitable
  • ADR Available: Yes
  • Parenting Plan Required: Yes

Please understand that this information is provided for illustration purposes only and is not legal advice. Find a local divorce lawyer to understand Washington D.C. divorce law and get legal divorce advice. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out the divorce case review form below to get connected today.

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The above synopsis of Washington D.C. divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Washington D.C. divorce lawyer in your area.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.