Divorce Mediation DC Basics
Our Washington, D.C. divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more. Washington, D.C. has a simplified way to file an uncontested divorce like many other states. Filing a “no fault” divorce in DC can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with the settlement agreement.
In Washington, D.C., for a no-fault divorce, couples must be living apart from one another. D.C. Code Ann. § 16–904. There are some residency and other requirements under DC law; one spouse must have lived in DC for at least six months prior to filing. D.C. Code Ann. § 16–902.
When you are ready to file, you can visit the D.C. Superior Court’s Family Court Central Intake Center for forms and information.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Washington, D.C.
For more information on divorce mediation DC, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Washington, D.C.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.