Lafayette Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Lafayette divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Lafayette, an uncontested divorce requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce. You must agree on all important issues and file the separation agreement that details the arrangements between the spouses.
There are two types of no-fault, uncontested divorce in Louisiana, an Article 102 or Article 103 divorce. For more information on each type of uncontested divorce, you can visit the Louisiana Legislature website.
You must also meet certain residency requirements (living at least six months in Louisiana before filing). La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 10 (2022).
To file in Lafayette, you’ll need to file a petition for divorce in the parish where you or your spouse live, or where you lived as a couple. La. Code Civ. Proc. art. 3941 (2022). The Louisiana State Bar’s self-help page will be useful as you prepare to file for divorce.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Lafayette divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Lafayette divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Louisiana.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.