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Louisiana Grounds for Divorce

Couples can file for Louisiana divorce under both no fault or fault grounds. In a no fault divorce, the spouses must have been living separately for at least 180 days before filing for divorce.

Grounds for a fault divorce include:

  • Adultery
  • Felony conviction
  • Abandonment for one year
  • Physical or sexual abuse
  • Living separate for two years
  • Living separate for one year without reconciliation from the date of legal separation

If you are filing for divorce, speak with a local Louisiana divorce attorney to see how the circumstances of your situation will affect the cost or length of the divorce process. Learn about Louisiana divorce laws and state requirements, such as Louisiana divorce waiting periods, by working with local Louisiana divorce lawyers. Connect today 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.