I know a lot of the talk on this blog is about uncontested divorces and I talk about how you have to be separated for more than one year before you can file for divorce. But that is not always the case.
If you are filing for a no-fault, uncontested divorce, I’m sorry but you have to wait the full year out before you can file for divorce. There is some proposed legislation floating around in Columbia that would allow a no fault divorce to occur after 180 days; however, that is not the law at this time.
If you are filing based on a fault-based ground of adultery, physical abuse, and habitual drunkenness you do not have to be separated for more than one year. You don’t even need to be separated at all (though it is a good idea in most cases). There are some time limits in place such as a minimum of 60 days from the date of filing to have a final hearing and 90 days must elapse before a final order of divorce can be issued by the court.