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Louisiana Residency and Filing Requirements

Louisiana has certain residency requirements for filing a divorce action. If the residency requirements are not met, the court will not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The court will either not accept the case or will dismiss the case.

The residency requirements must be met when the case if first filed. If you don't meet the requirements, you must either wait until you meet the rule on residency or file your divorce in another state where you meet the requirements.

To file for divorce in Louisiana, one or both spouses must be domiciled in the state at the time of filing, and must have been a resident for one year prior to filing.

Louisiana Grounds for Divorce

The first divorce form filed in the Louisiana court - either a petition or complaint - must state the grounds for the divorce. The appropriate grounds for a Louisiana divorce are either the grounds that both parties can agree on and can substantiate in a divorce hearing or which the filing party chooses to prove to the court.

The Louisiana court has power to divorce a couple from their marriage on the following grounds:

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Filing Spouse's Title

In Louisiana, the filing party is called the plaintiff.

Non-Filing Spouse's Title

In Louisiana, the non-filing party is called the defendant.

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