My question involves a marriage in the state of: Lousiana
Specifically, Orleans Parish.
Spouse and I have been living separately and apart for > 180 days. No children. The divorce is uncontested and we both consider it to be no-fault. There are no division of assets or property.
The DIY forms we've found for pro-se filing include language assume that the petitioner is filing in forma pauperis. We have no reason to ask for a reduction in filing fees, so filing in forma pauperis would not apply.
This is the specific language in the pro-se petition for 103(1) divorce:
If we simply remove that section, how should the petition end? Or does pro se require in forma pauperis status?
Petitioner is poor and does not have the ability to pre-pay the court costs or to pay the costs as they accrue, and requests that Petitioner be allowed to file in forma pauperis under the Code of Civil Procedure Articles 5185-5188.
WHEREFORE, Petitioner prays that:
After all legal delays and due proceedings, Petitioner be granted a divorce;
Defendant be cast with all costs of these proceedings;
For all general and equitable relief;
That Petitioner be allowed to file and proceed with this divorce in forma pauperis.