§9:304. Judgment of divorce; waiting periods; accrual of abandonment period
A. (1) In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the issuance of Executive Orders KBB 2005-32, 48, and 67 shall not affect the calculation of the one hundred eighty-day waiting period required by Civil Code Article 102, the six-month waiting period required by Civil Code Article 103(1), or the one-year, one-year and six months, or two-year waiting periods required by R.S. 9:307.
(2)Any judgment of divorce rendered during the time periods affected by Executive Orders KBB 2005-32, 48, and 67 shall be a good and valid judgment if no appeal or request for new trial has been filed in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure or any applicable law or by January 3, 2006, whichever is later.
B. Notwithstanding Code of Civil Procedure Article 3954, if the two-year abandonment period would have otherwise accrued during the suspension of all legal deadlines as provided in Executive Orders KBB 2005-32, 48, and 67, the parties shall have thirty days from the effective date of this Section to file a rule to show cause as required by Civil Code Article 102.
Acts 2005, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 31, §1, eff. Nov. 29, 2005.