Kentucky Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Kentucky
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Kentucky. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Kentucky online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Kentucky are as follows:

  • One (1) of the parties, at the time the action is commenced, must reside in this state, or is stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and the residence or military presence has been maintained for 180 days immediately preceding the filing of the petition

(Kentucky Statutes - Title 35 - Chapters: 403.140 and 452.470)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Kentucky:

  • Irretrievable breakdown
    • If both of the parties by petition or otherwise have stated under oath or affirmation that the marriage is irretrievably broken
    • No decree shall be entered until the parties have lived apart for 60 days (Living apart shall include living under the same roof without sexual cohabitation)

    (Kentucky Statutes - Title 35 - Chapters: 403.140)

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