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The only way to avoid the waiting period in Louisiana is if you were filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery, imprisonment of your spouse due to a felony conviction, or physical or sexual abuse. Abandonment has a waiting period of one year. When you are divorcing because you're simply not compatible, there is a two year waiting period. There unfortunately isn't any way to avoid those waiting periods. Even a divorce from bed and board, which is like a legal separation, has the same requirements. Louisiana Rev. Stat., Section 9:307.
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