Question: My husband left about three month ago, and he and I haven't had any contact since then. How long must I wait before I can file for divorce?
Answer: If you have only been separated for 90 days, then neither of you can file for a divorce yet, unless one or more of the fault grounds (adultery, alcohol/drug abuse, or physical abuse) are involved. If there is no fault, then you must live apart for a year before you can file for a divorce. However, you can file for a legal separation now, and in many situations, it is a smart idea to do so and protect yourself and your assets, rather than simply doing nothing for a year.