How is Community Property Divided in a Louisiana Divorce?

Under Louisiana law, both parties are entitled to a one half undivided interest in all community property acquired and are responsible for one half of the debt incurred during the marriage. Fault is not a relevant factor in the division. Each party gets half the property and half the debts regardless of who is at fault in bringing the breakup of the marriage.

If the parties agree, they may enter into a contract to divide the property and debts of the marriage. Otherwise, either spouse may file a lawsuit for the court to determine the property, values and division of the property and debts of the marriage.

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-Kent S. DeJean