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DC Court of Appeals Recognizes “Equitable Adoption”. Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
DC Court of Appeals Recognizes “Equitable Adoption”. April 4, 2019

On January 31, 2019, the District of Columbia joined the majority of states which recognize the doctrine of equitable adoption. The doctrine of equitable adoption acknowledges a parent-child relationship in the absence of formal adoption or blood relation.

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Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples March 25, 2019

Estate planning for same sex couples may often seem complex or confusing. Whether you are, married or not, you may find the process difficult to understand.

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Bowser Proposed Increase to DC Transfer Tax Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Bowser Proposed Increase to DC Transfer Tax March 22, 2019

To pay for the new spending, Bowser told The Washington Post in an interview before her speech that she wants the D.C. Council to increase the deed recordation and transfer taxes from 1.45 percent to 2.5 percent

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Funding Your Revocable Trust: Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Funding Your Revocable Trust: February 19, 2019

Following the execution of your estate plan documents, the final step of the estate planning process is the orderly transfer of the client’s assets into his or her brand new revocable living trust.

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Basement Flooded: Now What? Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Basement Flooded: Now What? February 19, 2019

Basement floodings are all-too-common occurrences in the Washington, DC Metro Area and can leave new homeowners scrambling for solutions.

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THE AS-IS CLAUSE AND THE SELLER’S DUTY TO DISCLOSE Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
THE AS-IS CLAUSE AND THE SELLER’S DUTY TO DISCLOSE February 12, 2019

In Washington DC’s red hot real estate market, the pressure on real estate sellers to showcase their real estate has an ugly underside. Increasingly real estate owners faced with the prospect of selling real property with latent defects are attempting to circumvent the seller’s disclosure requirement in a sales contract by using an as-is clause… Read more »

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A Brief History Of Partition Actions Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
A Brief History Of Partition Actions February 2, 2019

Dividing Property in the District of Columbia – A Brief History of Partition Actions. How to divide property when it is owned by more than one person.

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Guide To Updating Your Estate Plan Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Guide To Updating Your Estate Plan February 1, 2019

Ideally, an estate plan, including the documents, titling of assets, and beneficiary designations, should be reviewed annually.

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Debunking some common misconceptions about District of Columbia Inheritance Law Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Debunking some common misconceptions about District of Columbia Inheritance Law January 21, 2019

In District of Columbia doesn’t your spouse get everything if you pass? One of the most common misconceptions about the District of Columbia inheritance laws that cause people to put off making a will is the assumption their spouse will automatically inherit everything if they pass. In reality, it doesn’t work that way. Who get… Read more »

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Guide To Living Wills Washington DC Legal Article Featured Image by Antonoplos & Associates
Guide To Living Wills January 19, 2019

A living will is written legal document that indicates your desire to withhold or withdraw certain medical care based on your health circumstances. Most states provide that the living will be in a form like the following:

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