Wednesday, April 24, 2024

State Spotlight: D.C. Eliminates Divorce Waiting Period, Adds Abuse Factor for Property Division

From JD Supra:

While many of us were struggling to keep recent New Year’s resolutions going, new laws went into effect on January 26, 2024 that altered the landscape of divorce in the District of Columbia.

The changes were in three areas of the law: (1) simplifying the grounds for divorce or legal separation; (2) adding “physical, emotional, or financial abuse by one party against the other” to the list of relevant factors the Court considers when awarding alimony and dividing property; and (3) adding pendente lite use and possession of a family home to the list of relief that may be awarded by a Court.

Read more here.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2024/04/state-spotlight-dc-eliminates-divorce-waiting-period-adds-abuse-factor-for-property-division.html

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