The laws in the state where you live dictate how quickly that can happen.
The primary considerations in determining how quickly you can get divorced in your state are the following: A mandatory waiting period, also commonly referred to as a "cooling off period," is the amount of time that must pass before your divorce can be filed or, in some states, before it can be finalized.
The Dissolution of Marriage is typically filed with in parish in which the filing spouse lives.
(Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure - Article: 42) No-Fault Grounds: Most uncontested divorce cases are filed according to a "no-fault" ground.
At the hearing, you will have to testify to certain facts that will allow the Judge to grant the Final Judgment of Divorce.
A separation period, on the other hand, is the amount of time that the spouses must be separated before getting a divorce.
The divorce shall be filed in the parish in which either spouse resides.
Except in the case of a covenant marriage, a divorce shall be granted upon motion of a spouse when either spouse has filed a petition for divorce and upon proof that one hundred eighty days have elapsed from the service of the petition.
No-fault divorces in Louisiana are much more common.
Louisiana Civil Code Article 102 permits a divorce after the spouses have lived separate and apart continuously for either 180 days if there are no minor children of the marriage or for 365 days if there are minor children of the marriage after service of the petition of divorce or written waiver of service.
The decision to end a marriage is one few people take lightly.