Washington Divorce Attorney

No one wants to find themselves involved in a divorce or family law matter in court in the District of Columbia. This usually means that you are facing an issue related to your marriage, children, or another important factor in your life. The most important thing you can do in this situation is to consult with an experienced Washington divorce attorney.


Curran Moher Weis is a full-service law firm helping clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. We are committed to seeking the most favorable results for each and every client, no matter what type of family-related case they might have.


If you need assistance, reach out to our family law & divorce attorneys in Washington, D.C. today. We can meet to discuss your situation and advise on your options.

Experienced Divorce Attorney in Washington D.C.

Getting divorced is always stressful, and the complex legal process only adds to the upheaval and emotional effects you are already experiencing with the end of a marriage.


Washington, D.C. has its own divorce laws and requirements that all spouses must adhere to in order to end their marriages. First, one spouse must have been a resident of D.C. for at least six months prior to the divorce filing. Next, you must support a divorce petition with specific grounds, which can be:


  • Separation without cohabitation for six months or longer if both spouses agree to voluntary separation.
  • Separation without cohabitation for one year or longer if one spouse does not voluntarily agree to the separation.


Once you meet these requirements, one spouse can file a petition to begin the divorce process.


Most of the divorce process involves resolving various issues, including property division, child custody and support, and possibly spousal support. Our attorneys know your rights under D.C. divorce laws, and we ensure that your divorce outcome upholds these financial and parental rights.


Our divorce attorneys in Washington State handle complex divorce cases, including:


  • High net worth divorce
  • Pensions and divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Contested divorce
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Divorce mediation
  • Divorce litigation


Whether you believe your divorce will be relatively straightforward, highly contentious, or involve high wealth or complex financial concerns, our divorce attorneys have the experience and resources to ensure the best outcome for you.

A Knowledgable Washington D.C. Family Law Attorney Near You

Family courts also hear non-divorce cases, including:


    • Child custody, visitation, and child support – Child-related matters can arise without an accompanying divorce, as unmarried parents must resolve custody issues if they do not live together.
    • Domestic violence – When your partner or spouse commits domestic violence, we can help you take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your children. We can also initiate the divorce process if you wish.
  • Prenuptial agreements – Engaged couples have the opportunity to protect their future financial rights in case the marriage ends in divorce. Married couples can also execute postmarital agreements that set out their rights in a divorce.
  • Post-judgment modification and enforcement – After a family court issues a court order regarding custody or support, you might need the court’s help in enforcing the order and ensuring your ex complies. You also might have a change of circumstances that requires you to modify the order with the court’s approval.
  • International family law – When one parent lives outside the United States, child custody matters become more complicated, and we can help.


If you have a family law case, speak to our team about how we might assist you in Washington, D.C.

Don’t Wait to Learn How Our Washington D.C. Divorce Can Help

At Curran Moher Weis, our commitment to our clients is the number one priority. We know the family laws and procedures in D.C. courts, and we can apply the law to your case in the most favorable light possible. We fight for the rights, interests, and futures of our clients and provide support throughout every step of the process.


If you have an upcoming or pending divorce or family law case, do not wait to get the legal help you need. Please contact us today to discuss how we can help in your family law matter. Our dedicated team is ready to help you.