The term "Waiting periods" in this section deal with the time that the court requires must pass from the time the divorce is filed, and the time that the Judge signs your divorce decree.

Louisiana law requires that the parties must have remained separated for a period of 6 months prior to filing if you have no minor children, or 1 year if you have minor children.  There is no specified waiting period for the completion of the divorce as long as you have met the separation requirements.

In addition, the law requires that two days (exclusive of holidays) elapse from the entry of the judgment of default before a default judgment may be confirmed.