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What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in Louisiana?

A Louisiana Court has jurisdiction over a divorce proceeding if one or both of the spouses has been a resident of a Louisiana Parish for at least 6 months. A petition for divorce can be filed in the parish where either party is domiciled. (Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 10)

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