A divorce may be granted in Washington D.C. if the spouses have mutually and voluntarily lived separate and apart for at least 6 months before filing for divorce or if they have lived separate and apart (without regard to whether it was voluntary) for at least one year prior to filing for divorce. (Washington D.C. Statutes Title 16, Chapter 9, Section 904)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.