Can my divorce be filed in Louisiana?

My spouse lives in Louisiana, but I live in another state.  How can
my spouse sue me in Louisiana if I don’t live there?

The bottom-line answer to this is they can.  Louisiana law allows any of its residents to get a divorce in Louisiana.  To be a resident of Louisiana really depends upon your spouse’s intent. This means that if your spouse can show that they have lived in Louisiana for any period of time (even a few months is sometimes long enough), if your spouse can show that they vote in Louisiana, if your spouse can show that their driver’s license is in Louisiana, and other similar proof, then your spouse can get a divorce in Louisiana.  You cannot prevent the Louisiana divorce by arguing that you’ve never set foot in Louisiana.  It really doesn’t matter to Louisiana courts.  The marriage goes with either spouse.  So if the spouse is in Louisiana, then the marriage is in Louisiana and your spouse can get a divorce here.