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Louisiana Residency Requirement

Before filing for a Louisiana divorce, the filing spouse will need to meet the residency requirement set by Louisiana divorce law. In Louisiana the filing spouse must be a resident of the state for 12 months before filing. The divorce petition will be filed in the parish or county where the petitioner lives.

Learn more about divorce requirements when filing for divorce by speaking with a local Louisiana divorce attorney. Find out about the Louisiana grounds for divorce you can file your divorce petition under or Louisiana divorce waiting periods that will affect the length of your divorce. Connect with a Louisiana divorce lawyer near you today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Louisiana divorce case review form.

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.