Kentucky divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded maintenance if:
(1) that spouse lacks the property to provide for his or her own needs and (2) that spouse is unable to find appropriate employment, or is unable to work because of obligations to care for chi ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Child custody.
The court may award sole or joint custody, giving equal consideration to either spouse. Custody is awarded based on the best interests of the child and on the following factors:
(1) preference of the child; (2) the wishes of the parents; ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to provide a reasonable amount of child support, without regard to any marital misconduct, and based on the official Child Support Guidelines, which are contained in the statute. These guidelines are presumed to ... More details
Kentucky divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
The court will not grant the dissolution of marriage until the spouses have lived apart for 60 days. Marital settlements agreements are specially authorized. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Grounds for Kentucky Divorce.
The only ground for divorce in Kentucky is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Legal Separation.
The only ground for legal separation is irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
If one of the spouses disagrees that the marriage is irretrievably broken, then the court may delay the proceedings for 60 days. In addition, the court may order a reconciliation conference. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Property Distribution.
Kentucky is an "equitable distribution" state. The spouses are allowed to keep their separate property (property acquired before the marriage and any gifts or inheritances). All other property (their marital property) is divided, without re ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Residency Requirements.
When filing for divorce in Kentucky, the filing spouse must have been a resident of Kentucky for 180 days before filing. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
The wife’s maiden name will be restored upon request, if there are no minor children. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Spouse’s name.
If there are no children, and at the wife's request, the wife's maiden name may be restored. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title 35, Chapter 403.230]. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. ... More details
Kentucky divorce - Where to file for divorce.
The spouse files for divorce in the county where either spouse resides. ... More details
Kinds of Uncontested Divorce.
- Uncontested divorce with minor children.
- Uncontested divorce without minor children. ... More details
Learn more about Alimony.
Alimony is payments for the support and maintenance of a divorced spouse, either by lump sum or on a continuing basis. Alimony is paid by the supporting spouse after divorce to the dependent spouse. In some states, if the dependent spouse committed a ... More details
Learn more time about Marital Separation Agreement.
A marital settlement agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two spouses after the divorce. These agreements usually cover property division, child custody and child plans, debt division, spousal support, and an ... More details
Legal fiction of common law marriage.
A common misconception is that the length of cohabitation creates common-law status. This is not true. Three elements are necessary and none relate to a time-frame. A couple must:
1. Live together; 2. Agree between themselves to be marri ... More details
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A legal separation allows two persons who are legally married to separate and thereafter live apart; the marriage itself, however, is not dissolved. A legal separation can be requested by either party and the decree can include appropriate provisions ... More details
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