LOUISIANA DIVORCE LAWYERS
We are experienced Louisiana Divorce Lawyers.
Divorce can easily be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences in your life. It is difficult to stay focused on what you should do in order to protect your future, which is the very reason why it is crucial to hire an experienced divorce lawyer to help make your divorce process just a bit easier.
At Remy Law Firm we stay focused on your case and move you forward. With 26 years of experience nothing will take us by surprise. We have presented cases thousands of times to the courts in Southeast Louisiana including the Louisiana Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court.
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN LOUISIANA
Living Separate and Apart
Divorce in Louisiana is usually based on you and your spouse physically living separate and apart continuously for either 180 days if there are no minor children from the marriage or for 365 days if you have minor children. The question that comes up is how do you prove you have been living separate and apart for the requisite time?
The Louisiana code allows you to either submit an affidavit or put on testimony under oath in court stating that you:
Have been living separate and apart for the requisite amount of time
Have or do not have minor children
Have not reconciled
Have confirmed the wife is not pregnant
A covenant marriage is a legally distinct kind of marriage, in which the marrying spouses agree to obtain pre-marital counseling and accept more limited grounds for later seeking a divorce.
A covenant marriage is intended to make divorce difficult. In general, with a covenant marriage you must wait two years for a divorce and you must go through counseling.
If your spouse has had a history of perpetrating family violence, usually a divorce can take place within a relatively short period of time. If you file a petition for divorce and your spouse does not answer within 15 days, the divorce is granted. Alternatively, if your spouse does answer the petition for divorce within the 15-day period, you set the case for trial and as soon as the court can give you a court date, you will put on testimony and evidence to prove the family violence has actually taken place. If you have proven your case the divorce is granted immediately.
Conviction of a Felony
If your spouse has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to hard labor, you can get a divorce once the paper work has been properly filed. It usually is not hard to prove that your spouse is a convicted felon sentenced to hard labor, which is why this type of divorce does not take much time at all.
If your spouse has committed adultery, the normal waiting periods are waived. A divorce based on adultery is usually more expensive because it requires “strict proof”. In general, strict proof means that a person cannot just claim to be involved in an adulterous affair, he or she must obtain strict proof that an affair occurred.
Why should you use a Divorce Attorney?
In most cases a divorce involves other complex family law matters such as property division, spousal support, child support and child custody. Property and Support issues will affect the finances of both parents. Custody issues will both affect your daily schedule and your Childs schedule. For these reasons it is important for you to hire and experienced Divorce Lawyer that can make sure your new life after divorce is both enjoyable and prosperous.
We can begin your case today.
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