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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 […]

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 […]

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