Kentucky Divorce Laws | Residency Requirements


Kentucky divorce law states that the filing party must meet certain criteria before a Court can legally dissolve his or her marriage. The filing spouse must have lived in the state, or been an active member of the military stationed in the state, for at least 180 days before he or she can file for divorce.Only credible witnesses approved by the court, can prove residency.The court must then decide if the marriage is irrevocably broken before allowing the dissolution of the marriage.The courts have the power to approve a request for a legal separation rather than a divorce, provided both parties agree, along with the Kentucky divorce court. Being granted this request, both parties must meet and adhere to certain stipulations under Kentucky divorce law.

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