Every state in America has different laws regarding the divorce process, and Louisiana is no different. If you’ve started down the traditional route and are frustrated with the long and often drawn-out process, you might want to consider filing for an uncontested divorce.
An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse have agreed to key financial terms and are willing to move forward without further intervention by the courts.
While this type of divorce isn’t for everyone, it can save a significant amount of time, money, and heartache if your decision is mutual. To be clear, even minor disagreements are considered “contested,” so it’s important that you hash out any disagreements prior to moving forward. This includes all aspects of your finances, including:
DivorceNet says that Louisiana’s civil code features two provisions that are designed to help speed up the uncontested divorce process. First, you and your spouse must live apart for 180 consecutive days (if you don’t have children) or 365 consecutive days (if you do). Second, if you file for an uncontested divorce after the required amount of time has passed, you’ll be granted a divorce by the court.
Although we aren’t divorce attorneys, we can work in concert with your legal team to ensure your uncontested divorce moves forward as expected. Working together, we can establish a comfortable financial future for both you and your ex.