The State of Louisiana with 64 parishes or counties is not short of legal representation.  Law offices abound and the state laws are well observed and represented.  On the banks of the Red River is Bossier City, across from which lies the town of Shreveport.  Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive will get you to the capital, Baton Rouge.  Bossier City, founded in 1884 has grown to becomea well liked and well visited tourist destination.  Regarding the legislature, a good few new laws have recently been passed in Louisiana in 2018.  

One of these new laws relate to “hazing” a common occurrence at schools and colleges which, for those who are not sure of the meaning, is the intimidation of a person by a group of others, often referred to at colleges as an initiation ceremony.  The recent law passed carries a fine of no less than $1000 for any persons found guilty of hazing in a court of law.  

Parents often consult their attorneys regarding this practice.  Mid-way annual dramatics in the house also passed the sales tax bill.  Another recent law dealt with the gun owning issue where nobody under 21 years of age was allowed to possess an automatic weapon.  Other hand guns remained at age 18 and over.  A bill limiting the sale of marijuana to not more than 10 pharmacies was approved.

Interesting laws in Louisiana, some of which are:

  • A resident of the State of Louisiana has to reside in the state for a period on no less than one year in order to file for a divorce action.
  • There is a clause stating that a person can temporally reside outside the State but must retain a residency status.
  • The “Petition for divorce” must be filed in the Parish where the couple reside.
  • The couple must live apart for 180 days if there are no children.
  • If there are children, the couple must live apart for at least one year (365 days) before a divorce can be granted.
  • There are no grounds for a divorce needed.
  • If the divorce is fault based, the couple must live apart for a continuous period of two years before a final decree will be issued.
  • A Qualified Domestic Relations Order may be needed also (QDRO) from the court in order to divide the benefits.
  • A qualified attorney specializing in QDRO is needed for this.
  • Finally, the judge will take into account the best interests of the child/children when issuing the final order.

So, it would seem that Louisiana is one of the most difficult states for divorce, taking into account the requirements necessary.

When all is said and done, the State of Louisiana has some laws which may be difficult to overcome, or at least need some serious thought if a divorce is considered, all the relevant clauses in the law must be met without question.

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