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Louisiana Legal Separation

Louisiana divorce law has the same grounds for legal separation as Louisiana grounds for divorce, but couples filing for legal separation may also file under the grounds of habitual drunkenness.

In legal separation, a spouse may petition the Louisiana divorce court for Louisiana alimony and Louisiana child support, as well as restitution of separate property during a marriage. This will provide for spouses who desire to live apart but not divorce.

Get in touch with a local Louisiana divorce attorney to learn more about your divorce options. Explore the possibility of filing for legal separation compared to filing for divorce. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out a Louisiana divorce case review form to connect with a Louisiana divorce lawyer near you.

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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.