Community Property

Under community property law each party has the right to request a division of community property. Community property includes all property acquired during the marriage. The normal assets to be divided upon divorce include pensions, homes and vehicles.

Louisiana is different from other states in that community property is not automatically divided at the time of the divorce. You must file a separate petition seeking a partition of community property either during the period of the divorce or after the divorce. There is no time limit for filing to partition the community property, however certain rights are time limited and you should consult an attorney to know about those rights.