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Your Kentucky Divorce Laws 2017

Discover Your Kentucky Divorce Laws and Save Time… ….by Understanding the Divorce Process in Kentucky

 

Kentucky Residency Requirement
According to the Kentucky Divorce Laws and Kentucky Divorce Guidelines, to get divorced in Kentucky, the spouse filing the case must have been a resident of the state for at least 180 days before filing for divorce

Time To Divorce
The divorce will not be granted until the spouses have lived apart for 60 days

Place of Divorce (Venue)
The case may be filed in:
County where either spouse resides


Simplified or Special Divorce Procedures
Marital settlement agreements and separation agreements are specifically authorized

Kentucky Grounds for Divorce
Grounds for divorce:
Irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

 

NOTE: Regardless of the reason of the breakdown of the marriage or the reason for filing for divorce in Kentucky, the Divorce Do It Yourself Service will do divorces on an "Agreed" basis or a “Default” basis.

  • An Agreed Divorce , defined by Kentucky divorce guidelines and Kentucky divorce laws, is a scenario where the spouses agree on the terms of the divorce such as Kentucky property distribution, Kentucky child support, or Kentucky child custody. Most of our clients (75%) prefer the Agreed Divorce method and both spouses sign the divorce papers and are agreed to the terms of divorce.

  • A Default Divorce , from the Kentucky divorce guidelines and KY divorce laws, is a divorce where your spouse doesn’t sign the Kentucky Divorce paperwork or Kentucky divorce forms. They simply doesn’t do anything at all… with the divorce. They simply default on their side of the case. And YOU who filed FIRST get whatever you ask for in the originally filed divorce forms. NICE

 

Kentucky Divorce Resources
Here are the important divorce resources for Kentucky:

 

Process to file for Divorce in Kentucky
There are only three basic procedural steps to a divorce:

  • File Divorce Papers for Kentucky (Kentucky Divorce Forms)
  • Notify Spouse of your filing for divorce in Kentucky
  • Attend your Kentucky divorce hearing

 

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Divorce Process in Kentucky

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Your Kentucky Child Custody Laws
Definitions: (source: divorce process in Kentucky and KY divorce laws)

  • Visitation is the proposed plan the spouses have on WHERE the children will live and WHEN the children will see each parent
  • Legal Custody is the ability to make decisions in the life of the children. Such as, where the children will attend school and which church they will go to.
  • Physical Custody Is the choice of the location of where the children will live and which spouse they live with.

Kentucky Child Custody in a shared arrangement, in one form or another, is the preferred method of our Kentucky divorce customers. If a sole custody arrangement is to be considered, then there is usually a reason agreed upon by both parties that one parent is to have the children. Usually the financial status of a parent is not to be considered for allocating any parental rights and responsibilities. Shared Custody or Sole Child Custody may be awarded according to the best interests of the child.

Kentucky Child Support Laws
If the parents are unable to agree to an amount of child support, there are guidelines that determine the amount of support based on the Kentucky Child Support Guidelines. The guideline amount is presumed to arrive at an amount of support that is in the child's best interest. But, most divorcing spouses agree to a figure on their own, that will work just fine. Also, in most situations, -0- Child Support is OK if both spouses are working and can manage. This is also true for a Legal Separation in Kentucky.

Kentucky Child Support Calculator
You can calculate your child support in Kentucky right here.

Local Court Filing Fees
Your Local Court filing fees are not included in the price of our service. To file your divorce in Kentucky, the court fees must usually be paid when you file the divorce papers at your local county courthouse. It is best to call your local county court and ask what the fees are in your County to file for divorce. Regardless of whether you are going through a divorce service, using a Kentucky divorce kit, using a divorce attorney (or divorce lawyer), or doing a nearly free divorce in Kentucky, you will always be paying the local court fees.

Kentucky Divorce Laws for Property Distribution
In an Uncontested "Agreed Divorce" or "Default Divorce" the property is divided so that both parties agree to the division. The main concern here is to agree to the property division so that it doesn’t create a fight that one party will want to go to a Kentucky divorce lawyer or divorce attorney to make the case into a Contested Divorce. Then you will have to incur the fees of a lawyer too.

  • Debts Most divorcing spouses set out who will pay what debts as part of their marital settlement agreement during the divorce process, and close all of their joint accounts.
  • Kentucky Alimony Laws (Kentucky Spousal Support Laws) In an Uncontested Divorce, Alimony may be awarded to either spouse for their support and maintenance after the divorce. Both parties must agree to it. Since most spouses are working, alimony (if awarded at all), is usually for a shorter period of time, and smaller amount than in the past. In the Kentucky divorce laws for alimony, it is possible for alimony to be paid in a lump sum payment of money or a payment plan. Alimony is not required for a person to get divorced in Kentucky.

Missing Spouse in Kentucky
If your spouse is missing and you cannot locate him/her, after diligent effort, you may still get a divorce in Kentucky. It may involve some small expense for running a newspaper ad or something similar. We will help you throughout the process with our FREE Missing Spouse Package.

Wife’s Last Name Change
The wife may, if she chooses, receive her Maiden Name back during the divorce. Our Divorce Service includes this name change in our service for FREE.

 

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