- 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.