Absent spouse


#1

My spouse is currently in rehab for what could be a very long period (several months) in a facility that is fairly far away. I need to begin the process of divorce but am not sure how this will work with them being unavailable and not close in proximity. How would this work?


#2

Unless your spouse left for rehab with the intent to live separate and apart from you permanently, then that time will likely not count in your 1 year required separation. You could, however, begin to work with an attorney on a separation agreement.


#3

I should have explained that we were living apart for several months before they left for rehab.