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How A Lawyer Can Help You Select a Business Entity

  Are you contemplating starting your own business? If so, it may be time to consult with a business-law attorney near D.C. One of your first decisions must be whether you want to characterize your business as a corporation, partnership, limited partnership, or sole proprietorship. You will need to consider how many owners there will be, to what extent […]

A Brief Look at Common Malpractice Claims

  Virtually any type of professional faces the potential risk of a malpractice claim: Healthcare workers – Medical malpractice claims are perhaps the most well-known type of malpractice claim. Malpractice lawyers also frequently represent healthcare providers who have been accused of failing to obtain consent, negligent supervision, lack of technical skill, and lack of the necessary credentials. Other types of […]

Factors That Influence Child-Custody Decisions

  When you consult a family law attorney near D.C., he or she will ask you about your goals for the child custody arrangement and parenting time plan. Under D.C. law the primary consideration in determining what custody arraignment the judge will order is the best interest of the child. Under family law in D.C., the court will consider all […]

Grounds For Divorce

As a divorce lawyer in DC advises clients, divorce law mandates that one party file for divorce by citing a legal grounds. While some states recognize fault-based divorces, almost all states also offer no-fault divorce. Watch this video to learn more. Whether you prefer to file for fault-based or no-fault divorce, you or your family law attorney must […]

Comparing Legal Separation And Divorce

  Divorce law in DC is complex, which is why anyone considering a legal separation or divorce should consult directly with a lawyer. is the attorneys at Douglas & Boykin, PLLC are familiar with the ins and outs of family law and know the District of Columbia family court system. While some people may only be interested in legal […]

Common Types of Workplace Discrimination

Under federal and state employment law, employees are protected from workplace discrimination. Workplace discrimination includes hiring, compensating, promoting, or firing employees based on their membership in a protected class. Under federal law, protected classes include age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, and sex: Age An employee may file a claim if she is age 40 […]

Wrongful Termination and At-Will Employees

  Most workers are “at will” employees. This means that the employer can fire the employee at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. But there are exceptions to this rule. Examples include: Public Policy An employer may not require an employee to break the law as a condition of continued employment. If […]

What Should You Bring To A Consultation With A Divorce Lawyer

If you’re planning to visit a divorce lawyer near D.C., it’s a good idea to call the family law firm ahead of your appointment. Ask a staff member if there is anything in particular you should bring to your consultation with the divorce lawyer. For example, if you’ve been served with divorce papers, you should bring a copy. The […]

What Are The Differences Between Annulment And Divorce

Annulment and divorce are two key concepts in family law in D.C. As divorce lawyers advise their clients, divorce and annulment both end a marriage and free former spouses to remarry. But while divorce legally dissolves a marriage, an annulment declares the entire arrangement void. Under the law, it is as though the marriage never happened. Keep reading to […]

Tips For Facing Custody Disputes During Divorce

Where the parties seeking a divorce the law of the District of Columbia generally allows the parties to amicabley establish a of mutually agreeable custody arrangement. And in some cases, the parties are able to resolve issues of custody on their own or through private mediation. Unfortunately however, it’s certainly not uncommon to go through contentious disputes regarding the custody […]

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