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  • Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator

    Not sure where to start your legal research? Try the Louisiana Civil Legal Navigator. Answer a few questions about yourself and your situation to get customized legal information, local court forms, referrals to legal aid, and more. Available for Divorce, Child Custody, Employment Law, and private Landlord-Tenant Law. Content Detail

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • About Getting a Divorce

    Information you need to know about getting a divorce in Louisiana in FAQ format. Includes a narrated video. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Divorce Dictionary

    A plain-language guide to understanding words used in divorce cases. Click on the terms to see the definitions and find links to in-depth articles explaining more complicated issues. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Domestic Abuse and Divorce

    Information about domestic abuse and how domestic abuse impacts divorce issues in a FAQ format. Includes a link to the Louisiana Protective Order Registry. Read More

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)
  • Who Gets Custody? Who Pays Support?

    Information provided by the Lousiana State Bar Association on the grounds for divorce, information on child custody and visitation, relocation of the child, child and spousal support, and property rights. Content Detail

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    Louisiana State Bar Association
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    Spanish / Español
  • Information Guide and Online Forms for a Basic Louisiana Divorce

    This guide has some basic information about divorce in Louisiana state court. There is also a link to a computer program that will create a divorce forms packet. Warning: depending on your situation, you may need additional forms or different forms. These forms do not cover every situation. These forms do not apply to divorce in a state other than Louisiana. Content Detail

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    Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (New Orleans office)
  • Community Property: What is mine? What is yours?

    Explains separate and community property, marriage contracts and debts. Read More

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    Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA)
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    Spanish / Español
  • Uncontested Divorce Guided Assistant

    This Guided Assistant tool can help you complete the paperwork required to file an uncontested divorce on your own. This tool is not legal advice. This tool does not not take the place of legal advice from a competent attorney licensed in your state and familiar with the law and facts of your legal issue. Content Detail

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    Acadiana Legal Service Corporation Lafayette Office
  • What is my right to my military spouse's retirement? What right does my spouse have to my military retirement?

    The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA), 10 U.S.C. 1408, accomplishes two things: It recognizes the right of state courts to distribute military retired pay to a spouse or former spouse (hereafter, the former spouse), and It provides a method of enforcing these orders through the Department of Defense. Content Detail

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    Defense Accounting and Finance Service
  • What is a Covenant Marriage?

    A covenant marriage is similar to a “regular” marriage but includes additional legal steps.  The covenant marriage sets out harder requirements to end a marriage and puts you into a tougher system of divorce laws.  Covenant Marriages were developed by the Louisiana legislature to encourage couples to go through religious or professional counseling before filing for divorce.  A covenant marriage allows the couple to show their intent to enter the marriage as a lifelong commitment.     Read More

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    Pro Bono Project and Southeast Louisiana Legal Services
  • About Matters Incidental to Divorce

    In a divorce, the Court can address certain issues including custody, visitation, or support of a minor child; support for a spouse; injunctive relief; use and occupancy of the family home or use of community movables or immovables; or use of personal property. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Divorcing a Military or Imprisoned Spouse

    This tells you what you need to know about divorcing a spouse that is in the military or prison. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Name Change in Louisiana After Divorce

    This resource explains the name change process after a divorce. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Fault-Based Divorce in Louisiana

    Fault-based divorce in Louisiana is based on Louisiana Civil Code article 103. This article discusses divorces on the grounds that a spouse committed adultery, domestic violence, or has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to death or imprisonment at hard labor. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab
  • The Louisiana Divorce Process

    This resource discusses the different processes for Article 102 and Article 103 divorces in Louisiana. It touches on filing the divorce, service of process, responding to the divorce, and getting ready for a hearing. Read More

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    Lagniappe Law Lab