District of Columbia Legal Requirements for Divorce
|Code Section||16-901, et seq.|
|Residency Requirements||One party bona fide resident for 6 months.|
|Waiting Period||Divorce not final until time for appeal is up (16-920).|
|'No Fault' Grounds for Divorce||Voluntary separation (6 months) or separation for 1 yr. without cohabitation.|
|Defenses to a Divorce Filing||-|
|Other Grounds for Divorce||-|
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