Marital property must be split evenly, unless the couple has a valid pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement that indicates the couple agreed to a different type of division.
The values of IRA and 401(k) plans are fairly easy figure out because a statement is issued showing how much is in each account.
Pension plans, on the other hand, are not paid out until after retirement, and therefore, may be difficult to value today.
If the pair entered into a covenant marriage, they must cite grounds for divorce (see below).
The grounds for divorce in Louisiana are as follows: Grounds for divorce may be important when judges are making custody decisions.
Although this is different from the classic no-fault ground of “irreconcilable differences,” it does allow spouses to end their marriage without being forced to make nasty allegations against the other in court.
A divorce based on a separation will be granted as long as the couple has been separated for at least six months, and there are no children from the marriage.
The fees can range anywhere from 0 to 0 per hour.
A contested divorce can end up costing thousands of dollars in court costs and legal fees if the couple continues to fight and cannot work out a settlement.
The “Petition for Divorce” (legal paperwork requesting a divorce) must be filed in the parish where either spouse resides or where the couple last lived together.