When Your Louisiana Marriage Is Heading For Its End
No one wants to anticipate an eventual divorce at the time of marriage. In fact, in Louisiana, couples have the opportunity to enter into covenant marriages with counseling requirements and specific reasons for which a divorce is obtainable. Married couples can transition to covenant marriages as well. But even covenant marriages sometimes become untenable, and one or both spouses may need a legal solution to bring it to an end.
Regardless of whether you and your spouse have a covenant marriage, you can petition for a divorce in Louisiana if you have lived apart for a minimum of:
- Six months (in a non-covenant marriage)
- Two years (in a covenant marriage)
In a covenant marriage, you may also need to show that your spouse committed adultery, committed a felony, or was habitually intemperate (abusing alcohol or drugs) or cruel. To verify eligibility requirements for your Louisiana divorce, consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney.
We Are Experienced, Compassionate And Skilled Divorce Lawyers
We are family law attorneys with more than 75 combined years of experience. We understand every path to a Louisiana divorce that a person can take. Clients look to us for guidance through all aspects of their divorces, including:
- Property division (legally known as community property partition in Louisiana)
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child custody, visitation (parenting time) and child support
Let us take you step by step through negotiations, mediation or litigation leading to a trial before a judge and jury. Our pride and joy as attorneys is our reputation for integrity and leadership. We apply these qualities in our counsel for people seeking divorces even when they bring extra tough challenges, such as:
- A history of domestic violence or abuse
- Addiction, adultery or wonton waste of marital assets
If your spouse is opposed to getting a divorce, you can still go through with it if the two of you have lived apart for six months to two years or longer. Perhaps it is divorce planning that you need. We are the right attorneys in Baton Rouge to ask for information and clear directions. We also maintain a Dallas office for litigation of high-stakes, high-asset divorces in Texas.
To Schedule A Consultation About A Louisiana Divorce, Contact Clary | Suba | Neale
If you are like most people, this could be one of the hardest parts of your life. The knowledge that we bring to the table can strengthen your confidence as you prepare to move on with your life as a single person once again.