Going through a divorce may be one of the most stressful challenges you and your family ever faces,
imparting a lasting impact on your children, family structure, and finances. While the process may be
difficult, it is essential to handle divorce with care and efficiency. By enlisting the aid of an experienced
attorney, you can ease this trying and often traumatic process, reduce stress, and provide yourself with
a sense of security.
Types of Divorces in Louisiana
Louisiana is a no-fault divorce state. This means that the spouse requesting a divorce can do so without
providing evidence that the other spouse did something wrong. There are certain grounds that would
constitute an “at fault” divorce. Even though you may qualify for an “at fault” divorce, it may be in your
best interest to proceed with a “no fault” divorce. Depending on your circumstances, it is vitally
important that you have a legal consultation with a family law attorney to discuss your options and to
determine what is in the best interests of you and your family.
Essentially, we have three grounds for divorce in Louisiana: Living separate and apart, adultery, or
conviction of a felony. To satisfy the grounds of living separate and apart, the parties must live separate
and apart for 180 days (with no minor children) or 365 days (with minor children). There are different
rules that apply to a divorce by way of living separate and apart. These differences pertain to certain
time delays, procedural requirements, and a variety of other rules that may apply to your case. Each
approach has potential benefits and risks. If you are living separate and apart from your spouse, you
should contact a dedicated divorce attorney immediately to see which option is best for you.
It’s your life…Call someone you can count On.
Acadiana Family Law Attorney Josh Guillory has years of experience dedicated to handling divorce cases
and resolving issues pertaining to divorce. He has taken on cases ranging in complexity, pulling from his
knowledge and experience to secure a fair and favorable resolution for his clients. Josh and his staff can
assist you in resolving your divorce case in an objective, timely, and stress-free manner. The Law Office
of Joshua S. Guillory is ready to help you and your family during this tough and pressing time. Contact
our office today at (337) 233-1303 or click here to arrange a divorce consultation with
Louisiana Family Law Attorney Joshua S. Guillory.
In addition to handling family law issues, Joshua S. Guillory is prepared to help individuals with a wide range of legal matters, such as criminal defense, estate planning to include wills and trusts, business law, and personal injury. Do not hesitate to call The Law Office of Joshua S. Guillory, LLC at 337-233-1303 or click here to send a message to our firm.