Louisiana Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Louisiana
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Louisiana. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Louisiana online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Louisiana are as follows:

  • The filing spouse must be a resident for at least 12 months prior to filing
  • The divorce shall be filed in the parish in which either spouse resides

  • (Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure - Article: 42)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Louisiana:

  • No Fault:
    • The spouses have lived separate and apart continuously for at least one hundred eighty days prior to the filing for the divorce
  • Fault:
    • Adultery
    • Imprisonment
    • Abandonment for a period of one year
    • Physical or sexual abuse
    • The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously for a period of two years
    • Living separate and apart continuously for a period of one year from the date the judgment of separation from bed and board was signed

    (Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure - Article: 103)

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