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Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Look At No-Fault Divorce

If you are considering a legal separation or divorce, you should consider obtaining the advice of a divorce lawyer near D.C. D.C. is a no-fault jurisdiction, which means there are specific requirements you must fulfill when you submit your divorce papers in family court. A no-fault divorce is a concept in divorce law that refers to a situation when […]

Legal Mistakes to Avoid During A Divorce

Divorce can be an exhausting and emotionally draining process. It’s all too easy to make costly errors that may jeopardize child custody arrangements, child support, and asset division. For guidance on divorce law in the District of Columbia, you can turn to a family law attorney. Trying to Skimp on Legal Services You may have seen advertisements for “do-it-yourself” […]

The Government’s Crackdown On White Collar Crime

The insider trading discussed in the video is just one example of “white-collar crime,” which is defined as a nonviolent crime involving cheating or dishonesty in commercial matters; [1] other examples include embezzlement, bribery, and fraud. When a professional is accused of a white-collar crime, there is more at stake than personal freedom. In additional to prison, the government may […]

What Characterizes a Hostile Work Environment

Under federal and District of Columbia law, workplace discrimination includes claims of a “hostile work environment.” But what is a hostile work environment? In Baird v. Gotbaum, [1] an employee claimed that she was subjected to a hostile work environment consisting of name-calling, rude emails, lost tempers, and workplace disagreements. The D.C. Circuit ruled that such “ordinary tribulations of the workplace” are […]