How Property Is Divided In A Divorce In The District Of Columbia

When considering a divorce clients frequently want to know how a divorce will impact their assets. The District of Columbia follows a process known as “equitable division” to distribute assets following a divorce. This does not mean that the property will be divided equally, but rather it will be divided in a manner that the presiding Judge deems fair. The presiding Judge will weigh the following factors when determining “equitable division”:

  • The contribution of each spouse to the marital property
  • The occupation of each spouse
  • The length of the marriage
  • The amount and source of income for each spouse
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • The employability of each spouse
  • The assets and debts of each spouse
  • Whether the division is in place or in addition to any alimony award
  • Custodial provisions of the children

Contact the Barkat Law Firm by phone at (202)827-9776 or info@barkatlaw.com to speak with a divorce attorney who can provide you with legal advice tailored to your specific situation.

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