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Frequently asked Questions

Check your Eligibility! Complete the eligibility questionnaire and you’ll instantly see if you meet our minimum qualifications for a standard uncontested divorce. If you do, you will be able to open an account on our client portal to provide some additional information and build your divorce. Our office will then call and confirm this information with you in order to complete the process.

Yes!  All necessary documents may be electronically notarized online through our partnership with Notarize.
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An uncontested divorce is one where both parties stipulate and agree on their separation date, they have been separate and apart for 365 days (with children) or 180 days (without children), and both parties agree to sign all documents necessary to obtain the final Judgment of Divorce. Once all documents have been signed, you should expect your uncontested divorce judgment within 10-14 days (not including weekends or legal holidays).

Our Rush Divorce process is an add on service to our uncontested divorce. This process guarantees that you will be provided an appointment time (telephone, online, or in person) with one of our lawyers within 48 hours of being approved for our services, submitting all necessary information, and paying your invoice for services. Once all documents have been signed, our office will file your divorce documents within 24 hours.

You can get divorced in as fast as 3 days!  Beginning January 1, 2022, the time to finalize a divorce is shorter than ever.  It's a simple 3 step process (1) Our office drafts and files your Petition for Divorce, (2) Your spouse signs an Affidavit that they have received a certified copy of the Petition for Divorce and they don't have an objection to the divorce, and (3) Our office files your final Judgment of Divorce 2 days after the filing of the Affidavit!  *You must meet minimum qualifications, including having been physically separated for at least 180 days (if you don't have children under 18) or 365 days (if you do have children under 18).  Please check your eligibility through this website, or contact our office with any questions.

Check your Eligibility! Complete the eligibility questionnaire and you’ll instantly see if you meet our minimum qualifications for a standard uncontested divorce. If you do, you will be able to open an account on our client portal to provide some additional information and build your divorce. Using the information you provided; our specialized computer program will show you services available to you. Submit your request and an attorney at our office will review and then contact you to verify all your information. Once approved, we will schedule you for your document signing and file your divorce documents!

Your separation date is the specific date that you and your spouse physically separated from each other. Please call our office if you have any questions on how the separation date is determined.

In Louisiana, a spouse may file for an immediate “no fault” divorce after they have lived separate and apart for at least 180 days. If you have children under 18 years old, you have to be apart for at least 365 days.  If you have children and have not lived separate and apart for at least 365 days, you may still file a Petition for Divorce but will then have to wait 365 days until you are able to finalize your divorce. Depending on the circumstances, there may be a way to reduce this time frame. Please call our offices and talk to one of our lawyers. 

Louisiana is divided into judicial district courts. Each court has a clerk who determines the fees for legal filings in that court. Our office maintains a database of all divorce filing expenses that will automatically be calculated. Please call our office and ask about the filing fees in your parish.

No! As long as you or your spouse are domiciled in Louisiana, you may file a Petition for Divorce in that parish.

Yes! Changing back to your maiden name is easy and can be done by request in your petition for divorce and confirmed in your Judgment of Divorce. You may also wait and change your name at a later date in a motion to the court.

No! You can choose whether or not you change your name. Should you request to change your name, you may do so in your Judgment of Divorce or later on in a motion to the court. There is no requirement to change your name!

Yes! There is no requirement that both spouses agree to a divorce. If your spouse refuses to accept or waive service of process, you may be required to serve them through your local sheriff’s office (or through certified mail if they live out of state). Once they are served, you will be able to proceed with obtaining your final judgment of divorce. In Louisiana, a “no fault” divorce may be obtained once the parties have been separate and apart for 180 days (without children) or 365 days (with children).

A covenant marriage is a step above a standard marriage in Louisiana.  Spouses agree that they will remain married forever, and sign documents with that declaration.  Approximately 1% of Louisiana marriages are covenant marriages.   

In order to enter into a covenant marriage, the couple must sign a Declaration of Intent that provides:

  1.  A marriage agreement to live together as husband and wife forever;
  2. The parties have chosen each other carefully and disclosed to each other "everything which could adversely affect" the decision to marry;
  3. The parties have received premarital counseling;
  4.  A committment that if the parties experience marital difficulties they agree to make all reasonable efforts to preserve their marriage, including marital counseling; and
  5. The couple also must obtain premarital counseling from a priest, minister, rabbi or similar clergyman of any religious sect, or from a professional marriage counselor.

After discussing the meaning of a covenant marriage with the counselor, the couple also must sign the Affidavit and Attestation form. This form is comprised of an attestation by the counselor with a notarized affidavit confirming their discussion.  

For more information, please visit: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/695

You can still get divorced! If your spouse refuses to sign the necessary waiver, our office will request the sheriff hand deliver a certified copy of the Petition for Divorce to their home or work (service of process). Additional fees apply when service of process is required.

Once a Petition for Divorce is filed, your spouse is required to receive a copy of the Petition through a waiver or through “service of process”. Service of process is when the sheriff personally provides a copy to your spouse. A waiver allows your spouse to sign a document and receive a copy of the Petition through the mail, email, or in person. This is the only time your spouse will have to sign any document for the divorce proceeding. Additional fees apply when service of process is required. Have questions about service of process? Call our office.

Quick Divorce Now can help you with your uncontested child custody and support issues. For an additional fee, a lawyer will draft a Consent Judgment for you and your spouse to sign that will reflect your agreements on custody and support. We will then file the Consent Judgment and obtain the Judge’s signature for you. Quick Divorce Now is not currently accepting contested child custody and support cases.

Quick Divorce Now can help you with your uncontested community property issues. For an additional fee, a lawyer will draft a Consent Judgment for you and your spouse to sign that will reflect your agreements on the division of community property. We will then file the Consent Judgment and obtain the Judge’s signature for you. Quick Divorce Now is not currently accepting contested community property cases.

You can still get a divorce! Spouses often separate and then lose touch before finalizing their divorce. In those cases, the Court will appoint a lawyer as a “curator” to attempt to locate your spouse. If they are unable to locate your spouse, the Court will allow you to obtain your divorce by issuing service of process on the appointed attorney. Additional fees apply for the appointment of an attorney by the Court. Please contact our office with any questions you have about a divorce with an absent spouse.

Yes! You can still get a divorce. In Louisiana, you have to be separate and apart for at least 180 days (without children) or 365 days (with children) but you are not required to wait to file your petition. You can begin the process at any time. Additional fees apply for those clients have not been separate and apart for the minimum time. Please contact our office with any questions you have about your separation date and when to file a divorce.

Yes! Federal Law prohibits someone from obtaining a divorce from someone that is an active member of the military. However, this provision can be waived through a military service waiver. Please contact our office with any questions you have about obtaining a divorce when you are in the military. 

Sometimes! Federal Law prohibits someone from obtaining a divorce from someone that is an active member of the military. However, your spouse can waive this provision through a military service waiver. Please contact our office with any questions you have about obtaining a divorce when your spouse is in the military.

All fees will need to be paid in advance of our office filing your petition for divorce. For your convenience, our office accepts all major credit cards.

Maybe.  Normally, you will not need to go to Court for our standard uncontested or rush divorce unless a Judge requests the parties to confirm their divorce in person. All divorces with an absent party (when your spouses whereabouts are unknown) will require you to appear in person.  We strive to complete all divorces online!

Our office requires a State (Driver’s License / ID card) or federal ID (Passport) to confirm your identity for notary purposes. All other information will be provided by you. If you have it, we request you upload a copy of your marriage license, but it is not mandatory.