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Dealing with Changes to Custody and Visitation Arrangements Caused by COVID-19

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Divorced parents are accustomed to raising children amidst changing circumstances, but the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us have never seen before. Stay at home orders have imposed strict limits on the way we live and complicated many custody and visitation arrangements. We cannot be sure when daily life will more closely […]

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

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With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over multiple […]

How a Coronavirus-related Income Loss Could Affect Your Alimony and Child Support

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Many people have faced a job loss or reduction in income due the coronavirus pandemic. In such a case it might be difficult for an ex-spouse paying alimony or a parent sending child support to keep up with their obligation. As these orders are based on the financial circumstances that existed at the time they […]

Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

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During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation […]

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

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Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic […]

Understanding Common Types of Commercial Litigation

The advice of a seasoned business-law attorney may allow your company to avoid some disputes altogether. But even with the best guidance, you’re likely to face commercial litigation at some point. Commercial litigation includes a wide range of cases concerning business transactions. Common examples include breach of contract, partnership, and employment disputes. Breach of Contract A breach-of-contract dispute occurs whenever […]

Preserving Your Tax-Exempt Status

Your nonprofit has received a letter from the IRS recognizing its tax-exempt status. Congratulations! The next challenge is maintaining that status. The most effective step you can take to protect your nonprofit is to consult an attorney with experience representing nonprofit and charitable organizations. Another important step is making sure that your nonprofit maintains appropriate records. Generally, you should keep […]

Get To Know Attorney Alex M Chintella

Alex M. Chintella has represented businesses and public agencies in commercial and strategic litigation since joining Douglas & Boykin PLLC in 2008. Mr. Chintella’s comprehensive experience in trial, appellate, and administrative litigation includes representation of clients before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit, the District of Columbia Superior Court, and administrative agencies including the […]

A Look at Different Types Of Business Entities

  The first step in starting your business is to consult with a business-law attorney to for help in selecting an appropriate business entity. Read on to find out more about different business entities, including a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, and a limited liability company.   Sole Proprietorship A sole proprietorship is a business organization in […]

Understanding Common Workplace Lawsuits

Employers face a broad range of workplace lawsuits. The following are three common claims that may be made by employees.     Discrimination Workplace discrimination violates state and federal laws. Discrimination is the unfair treatment of an employee or applicant because of a protected characteristic such as gender, race, religious background, or disability. For example, discriminating against an African-American […]

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