What are the grounds for a covenant marriage divorce?

  1. The other spouse has committed adultery.

  2. The other spouse has committed a felony and has been sentenced to death or imprisonment at hard labor.

  3. The other spouse has abandoned the matrimonial domicile for a period of one year and constantly refuses to return.

  4. The other spouse has physically or sexually abused the spouse seeking the divorce or a child of one of the spouses.

  5. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for a period of two years.

  6. The spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for a period of one year from the date of the judgment of separation from bed and board was signed.

  7. If there is a minor child or children of the marriage, the spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for a period of one year and six months from the date the judgment of separation from bed and board was signed; however, if abuse of a child of the marriage or a child of one of the spouses is the basis for which the judgment of separation from bed and board was obtained, then a judgment of divorce may be obtained if the spouses have been living separate and apart continuously without reconciliation for a period of one year from the date the judgment of separation from bed and board was signed.

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