The process of terminating a marriage in the state of Louisiana can be complicated, as there are many requirements for proving grounds for divorce. According to the LA State Bar, there are three grounds for divorce in the state of Louisiana.
- Living Separate and Apart
The state of Louisiana requires a mandatory 180 days of proven separation in order to divorce your spouse. There are exceptions to this rule on the grounds of physical and sexual abuse. To learn more, read this brochure from the Louisiana State Bar Association.
In the case of adultery or cheating by a spouse, Louisiana law allows for immediate divorce. There is no required time spent apart before terminating these marriages. However, the burden of proof falls on the accusing party to prove adultery took place. To learn more, read this brochure from the Louisiana State Bar Association.
- Conviction of a Felony
If either of the parties in a marriage are convicted of a felony and sentenced to death or hard labor, the other party may file for an immediate divorce. In this case, the facts of conviction and sentencing must be proven to the court. To learn more, read this brochure from the Louisiana State Bar Association.
The dissolution of marriage presents a very stressful and difficult time that can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining. Mrs. McCormick’s goal is to navigate her clients through those treacherous waters. As a Board Certified Specialist Her mission is to protect her client’s rights by assisting them in making informed decisions to positively affect their future. She takes the time to thoroughly explain the relevant law necessary for clients to make informed decisions. To contact Lorraine for a consultation today, click here.