The Washington DC metro area is a curious creature. Generally, it includes Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, but it's not unheard of for people to commute here from their homes in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. While these are all separate jurisdictions, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia ("the DMV") share a similar culture. The area is notorious for its high cost of living, including high real estate costs. Opportunities in government, lobbying, education and technology brings in some of the smartest and highly educated people in the country. As a result, there are "transplants" here from all over the U.S. and countries from around the world.
What does this mean for family law in the DMV? Stay tuned as we explore what make this area different, and how that can affect your family law case.