Metairie : (504) 838-1551
Mandeville : (985) 893-0610
Gretna : (504) 362-5000

What are the grounds for divorce in Louisiana?

  • Living physically separate and apart for a specific period of time:
    • 180 days if the parties have NO minor children
    • 365 days if the parties DO HAVE minor children
    • Exceptions apply in certain cases, such as covenant marriage, domestic violence, and certain other unique situations
  • Adultery by either spouse (requires strict proof)
  • If your spouse is convicted of a felony and sentenced to imprisonment by hard labor