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Divorce: More Information

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It is always in your best interest to speak with an attorney about your case. If you cannot afford an attorney, a legal aid organization may be able to represent you for free or at reduced cost. However, certain restrictions apply and they may not be able to take your case. You have a right to represent yourself, and there are diverse services available to help you learn more.

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2013 Louisiana Legal Services Pro Bono Desk Manual

The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center publishes the Pro Bono Desk Manual. The manual is meant to serve as a practical guide for attorneys who assist in representing those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The manual is not meant to be an exhaustive source for substantive areas of law, and it is not meant to replace the advice of a qualified attorney

Information specific to the issues surrounding divorce can be found in the "Family Law" section of the manual. is a site that provides legal information on a variety of topics for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them.The site provides: referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state. has information on:


Domestic Violence

Child custody

Child support

Spousal Support

Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) Consumer Brochures

The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) has put together several consumer brochures on a variety of legal topics. These brochures, prepared by the Public Information Committee of the LSBA, are not intended to be an all-inclusive guide to law in Louisiana. Rather, they are intended to give the public an overview of some applicable principles. There are many intricate legal issues and laws not addressed in the brochures. Legal representation is recommended to ensure that all legal rights and obligations are fully understood.

This Divorce brochure gives a simple breakdown of how to execute a divorce in Louisiana along with other valuable information. To read the Divorce brochure in Spanish, click here

This Community Property brochure provides additional information regarding community property and divorce.To read the Community Property brochure in Spanish, click here


The Legal Education and Assistance Program (LEAP) is a project sponsored by the Louisiana State Bar Association, with the support of the Louisiana Library Association, the Law Library of Louisiana, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, and Acadiana Legal Services. LEAP aims to provide support and assistance to public librarians throughout the state by providing them with the tools to help their patrons with their legal questions. LEAP understands that librarians are prohibited from providing legal advice, but instead helps them provide legal information, including referrals to attorneys.

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