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DC Alimony; maintenance of spouse and minor children/enforcement; residence requirements:

As the titles give away, this blog addresses and expands on these intricate and generally hard battled-over elements of a divorce and separation action: DC Alimony:  Upon issuance of a divorce decree or order of legal separation, the court when “just and proper” may enter an order for payment of alimony as well.  The order may be indefinite or for a certain designated period dictated by the relevant facts and circumstances.  In short, the court will determine the amount and the duration of payment of alimony.  The order may be nunc pro tunc to the date of filing of the
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Recent Court of Appeals: Kenda v. Pleskovic, No. 09-FM-1082, 10-FM-16 (Decided March 22, 2012) Available here: Analysis of the District of Columbia’s Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Adoption: Study: Families Trending Toward Open Adoptions (Washington Times) An estimated 95 percent of U.S. infant adoptions now have some level of openness between birth parents and adoptive parents, unlike earlier decades, when such contact was routinely denied. Available here. Adoption Tax Credit Advocacy Kit (National Council for Adoption) Available here. Child Abuse: Stopping Child Abuse (Washington Post) Educating adults about the law and about signs of abuse is key to holding perpetrators accountable and
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DC Child support obligations are correlated and connected with the award of child custody.  They are inversely proportional.  That is, increase in child physical custody reduces the child support obligations.  Thus it is beneficial to litigate the child support and child custody matters simultaneously to both potentially reduce the child support obligations and also to increase the physical time spent with your child. In the District, the award of child custody may take one of the following forms but it is always based on the best interest of the child criteria: (i) sole legal custody; (ii) sole physical custody; (iii)
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