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Louisiana Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Divorce is the initial document filed with the Louisiana court. It is in the document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

A divorce may granted by the court on one of the following grounds:

No-Fault Based Grounds:
Living separate and apart for at least 180 days prior to filing.

Fault Based Grounds:
(1)  Adultery. (2)  Felony conviction. (3)  Abandonment for a period of at least 1 year. (4)  Physical or sexual abuse. (5)  Living separate and apart for at least 2 years. (6) The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for a period of one year from the date the judgment of separation from bed and board was signed. (Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure - Article: 103)