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Marital Property

The applicable D.C statute is Section 16-910 which provides in part:

(a) assign to each party his or her sole and separate property acquired prior to the marriage or domestic partnership, and his or her sole and separate property acquired during the marriage or domestic partnership by gift, bequest, devise, or descent, and any increase thereof, or property acquired in exchange therefor; and

(b) value and distribute all other property and debt accumulated during the marriage or domestic partnership that has not been addressed in a valid antenuptial or postnuptial agreement or a decree of legal separation, regardless of whether title is held individually or by the parties in a form of joint tenancy or tenancy by the entireties, in a manner that is equitable, just, and reasonable, after considering all relevant factors, including, but not limited to:

  • Duration of the marriage
  • Prior marriages
  • Age
  • Health
  • Occupations
  • Income
  • Vocational skills
  • Employability
  • Nonmarital assets
  • Debts
  • Needs
  • Custody
  • Is distribution in lieu of alimony
  • Future opportunity to acquire assets and income
  • Contribution (up or down) to value of assets
  • Contributions to the family unit (e.g., as homemaker)
  • Other relevant factors that the court considers appropriate

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