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Separation and divorce are often experienced as an overwhelming loss. Not only have you lost a partner, friend, and lover, you may also feel as if you are losing your sense of self. The purpose of this article is to suggest a steadying course of action that will guide you in the discovery of the person you most want to be.
There are only two grounds for divorce in the District of Columbia. Both are so-called no-fault grounds-that is, a party does not have to prove that his spouse did something wrong (for example, committed adultery) to get a divorce. The two grounds are voluntary separation for six months, or separation for a year. The difference between the two is that with the former, the couple must agree to separate-that is, the separation must be voluntary.
The emotional impact of a divorce can be intense, and has lots of highs and lows - and upside down and sideways turns as well. Like a roller coaster ride that you didnít buy a ticket for, the emotions that emerge during divorce can come and go unpredictably. These feelings can be a bit overwhelming.
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A no-fault divorce is permitted in Washington D.C. when there is mutual voluntary separation for six months or the spouses have been living separate and apart for one year, which may be accomplished under the same roof if the parties do not share a bed and food.
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