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Louisiana Divorce Waiting Periods

Divorce law establishes divorce waiting periods during Louisiana divorce to make sure that reconciliation isn't possible for the couple. There may be divorce waiting periods before or after filing the divorce petition. Some state divorce laws also have remarriage waiting periods once the divorce is final.

In Louisiana divorce, the couple must wait 180 days before filing for divorce. The petition must also meet the Louisiana residency requirement. If there are minor children, there is a divorce waiting period of one year after the divorce petition is filed. The waiting period is reduced to six months if there are no children.

Louisiana doesn't have a remarriage waiting period.

A local Louisiana divorce attorney can help you with filing for divorce. Learn how Louisiana divorce law and divorce requirements may affect the cost and length of your divorce. Get in touch with a Louisiana divorce attorney near you for legal advice by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Louisiana divorce case review form.

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The above synopsis of Louisiana divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Louisiana divorce lawyer in your area.

Louisiana divorce laws were last updated July 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.