How to File For Divorce in Louisiana
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HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN LOUISIANA

*ONLY FOR MARRIED COUPLES WITHOUT MINOR CHILDREN

- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -

STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required Louisiana divorce papers:

Option A - BLANK LOUISIANA DIVORCE PAPERS

Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!

  • $299 Professional Service

STEP 2 - You and your spouse must decide whether to file for divorce under Article 102 or Article 103 Divorce Action as defined as:

Article 102 - You and your spouse will separate for 180 days after initially filing for divorce.

Article 103 - You and your spouse have already been separated for at least 180 days before filing for divorce.

STEP 3 - You and your spouse should meet to negotiate the terms of the Marital Settlement Agreement and Petition for Divorce to file with the clerk's office and pay the $138 filing fee.

STEP 4 - You must have your spouse now complete and sign the Waiver form and get it back to you so then you can file the form at the clerk's office.

*If you and your spouse filed for divorce under Article 102 you will have to wait the 180 day separation period until you may go to the next step.

STEP 5 - You are now eligible to request for a court hearing date by completing the Show Cause Order Form and Affidavit. Submit these 2 forms to the clerk's office and you will receive a hearing date.

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Either party must be a resident for at least 6 months..

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • A divorce in Louisiana takes a minimum of 3 months. 9 months under Article 102.

STEP 6 - Attend your court hearing date and if you have completed the steps correctly then the Judge will authorize your Judgment of Divorce. Your divorce is now complete in the State of Louisiana.

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