Louisiana law requires that you and your spouse live separate and apart at different residences for a specific period before being granted a divorce:
180-Day Separation Requirement
For spouses without minor children, the mandatory separation period is 180 days.
365-Day Separation Requirement
For spouses who have minor children together, the mandatory separation period is 365 days.
There are other factors that can determine the waiting periods for a divorce, including adultery, domestic violence, or another types of fault.
Our firm also has expertise guiding clients through other family law matters, including:
It is important to know that you do not have to wait for finalization to address certain incidental matters such as the above. Often times, it is important that you file as soon as possible so that the court can determine custody and support issues while the divorce is pending.