4- May I file a request for marriage dissolution if my husband separates from me?
Yes, you may however in specific cases, namely:
- The husband neglects his wife for three consecutive years, whether he is absent from home or living therein.
- The husband is absent and his whereabouts are unknown for five years, which is proven before Court, unless in exceptional cases of force majeure.
For the Catholic church, the aforementioned reasons are not taken into account. Other reasons should be found as detailed under Chapter 6.