I have read that Louisiana requires a married couple to live "separate and apart" for 180 days (without children) before a divorce can be granted.
Here is my situation: I purchased our house, in my name only, before we got married. During our marriage (a few years) we had a joint bank account from which we paid the mortgage.
When I ask for a divorce, is my spouse required to move out since the house is under my name only? Or am I required to move out since I'm the one asking for divorce? I will probably get push-back when I voice my desire to get a divorce.
Or is there a legal way in which we can still live under the same roof but still be considered "separate and apart?"