District of Columbia Family Laws
A wide range of statutes fall under the category of "family laws," including those related to marriage, divorce, adoption, and child custody. Welcome to FindLaw's District of Columbia Family Law section, with up-to-date information about the laws that impact domestic and family relationships. Here you will find articles on how Washington, D.C. family law courts determine where and how children are cared for after a divorce; the process and regulations for adopting a child; what it takes to get married, or divorced, in D.C.; the penalties for domestic abuse; and more. Click on a link below to learn more about D.C. family laws.