If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck -- it's a duck. This is the so-called duck test. The statement is meant to convey that something is exactly as it appears to be. Applying that concept to divorce, one might say that a divorce, is a divorce, is a divorce. But state laws treat the issue differently. And in Louisiana, the state code can make things a little complicated.
For example, as we noted in a post just one year ago, Louisiana allows for what is called a "covenant marriage." Couples who choose to marry under this option have to sign a special document that makes it harder for them to end their marriage if they eventually do decide to divorce.