Divorce from Bed and board is not how you describe. It is just a court ordered forced separation. Sounds like the state has already taken care of that for her. She still has to wait 6 more months to file for divorce. Until then she cannot remarry.

A divorce from bed and board is an legal action that cuts off some marital rights and obligations and is often used when two spouses live together and cannot decide who should leave and begin the separation. In order to have an absolute divorce, she must wait one year.

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A friend of mine is separated from her husband. The husband was arrested for molesting the children and is in jail waiting on a trial date. She has been separated from him for 6 months. Can she apply for a divorce under “Bed and Board”? How long will it take for the divorce to be final?