Going through a divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging experiences in a person's life. At Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., our Louisiana divorce lawyers understand that this can be a confusing and emotional time, and we will help you obtain a divorce decree that protects your interests and the interests of your family.
The dissolution of a marriage can be tough for everyone involved, and we will work hard to settle all legal matters with your husband or wife in an amicable manner. Our family law attorneys are experienced negotiators, and we have helped many couples resolve their divorce-related disputes through mediation.
By the same token, however, Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC., is known for having one of the toughest divorce litigation teams in Southern Louisiana. If necessary, we will not hesitate to seek justice for our client, and we will zealously protect their right to receive the proper divorce agreement and/or settlement.
Filing for Divorce in Louisiana
In Louisiana, divorce petitions are generally filed in the parish where the spouse that is filing for divorce lives. Louisiana is a no-fault state, which means that unless the couple has a covenant marriage, no reason except for the desire to dissolve the marriage needs to be given. The other spouse does not even have to respond to the petition in order for the divorce process to begin.
If you do not have children that are minors, and all property and/or spousal support matters are resolved, your divorce can be granted in 180 days (6 months). If you do have children that are underage, Louisiana law requires that you and your spouse live apart for one year after filing your petition before a divorce can be granted.
For divorce cases in which domestic violence, sexual abuse, adultery, or a felony conviction are factors, the six-month waiting period before the marriage is officially dissolved may not apply. You can also file a petition to dissolve your marriage and cite applicable grounds for divorce in order to expedite the process.
Louisiana is a community property state, which means that unless a husband and wife have another agreement, the law requires that marital property be equally divided. Visit our property settlement page for more information.
Thornhill Law Firm, For the People
Every divorce is unique, as is every family, which is why we do not resolve divorce cases with cookie-cutter solutions. Our experienced divorce attorneys will give their full attention to your divorce matter. We offer personalized strategies and solutions that are in your family's best interests.
Many of our clients come to Thornhill Law Firm, A PLC. from parishes and cities across through Metropolitan New Orleans Area and the rest of Southern Louisiana.
Call (800) 989-2707 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with a Thornhill Law Firm New Orleans, Louisiana divorce attorney.