You can begin an action for divorce based on abandonment grounds if more than one year has passed since one of the following incidents happened:
1. Your spouse moved out of the marital residence without your consent (“Actual abandonment”); or
2. Your spouse made you leave the marital residence without your consent and has refused to allow you to move back in (“lock-out abandonment”); or
3. Your spouse refused to have sex with you, despite your repeated requests (constructive abandonment).