Under Louisiana law, a divorce may be based on the “fault” of one of the parties, or on the spouses living apart for a required period of time. The second reason is sometimes called a “no fault” divorce.
The four specific grounds for divorce in Louisiana (including no fault) are:
In order to file a petition for divorce in Louisiana, a person must be domiciled in Louisiana. If you have resided here for six (6) months immediately prior to filing your action, you are presumed to be domiciled herein, although, depending upon the facts a shorter time period may suffice. This prevents people who reside out of state from coming to Louisiana for the purpose of using the courts for the termination of their marriages. It allows the Court with the greatest interest in the family to hear the case.
If a divorce is based upon living separate and apart for a prerequisite period of time, it may be necessary to bring a person or persons who know the couple and can verify that they have not lived together.
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