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I live in Louisiana. I had been divorced years. My ex and

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I live in Louisiana. I had been divorced for 11 years. My ex and myself never remarried, so we wanted to try again for out children sake. We got remarried to each other in February of 2016. It did not work out. We are not compatible as spouses and better as parents to out children. She moved out of the house in March of 2016 and has her own place.
Do I have to wait the One Year Waiting period before I can file for divorce on can I speed up the process?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.


I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

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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Expert:  Lucy, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

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