Douglas Lee Bryan's answer You can get a divorce even if you aren't sure of his current address. It's always best to attempt to locate an address for him, however. If you don't know where he is, the process takes longer and is more costly. Feel free to give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss the process and potential costs, including fees.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Due to the brevity of the marriage, your divorce attorney should be able to successfully argue that spousal support should not last longer than the marriage, i.e. 12 mos of interim and no more than 21 mos of periodic.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer I suggest hiring an attorney to handle his divorce to ensure that it is done correctly. If a divorce is not done correctly, the parties may end up still legally married. Many attorneys do not charge much for an uncontested divorce, especially one without children. Feel free to contact me to discuss this further, including the potential costs.
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer There's no such thing as a "legal separation" in Louisiana anymore. Assuming you don't have a prenuptual (premarital) agreement, the two of you still have a community of assets and debt whether you are living together or not, and you are both potentially liable for any debt the other accrues until a petition for divorce is filed. Once a judgment of divorce is signed, the community will terminate retroactive to the date the petition for divorce is filed.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Yes but if the two of you are representing yourselves, you run the risk of making an error which could invalidate your divorce, thereby making any subsequent marriage, bigamy. You also may agree to excessive or inadequate spousal or child support without an attorney to advise you on whether the amount is reasonable or not. Similarly, you may agree to a detrimental or inadequate custody agreement. Lastly, DON'T DO IT if either of you has a pension, owns real estate or has a retirement account.
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