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Kentucky Residency and Filing Requirements
Kentucky has certain residency requirements for filing a divorce action. If the residency requirements are not met, the court will not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The court will either not accept the case or will dismiss the case.
The residency requirements must be met when the case if first filed. If you don't meet the requirements, you must either wait until you meet the rule on residency or file your divorce in another state where you meet the requirements.
One of the parties must reside in the state, or if a member of the armed forces, be stationed in the state, and that residence or military presence must have been maintained for 180 days immediately preceding the filing of the Petition.
Kentucky Grounds for Divorce
The first divorce form filed in the Kentucky court - either a petition or complaint - must state the grounds for the divorce. The appropriate grounds for a Kentucky divorce are either the grounds that both parties can agree on and can substantiate in a divorce hearing or which the filing party chooses to prove to the court.
The Kentucky court has power to divorce a couple from their marriage on the following grounds:
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Filing Spouse's Title
In Kentucky, the filing spouse is called the petitioner.
Non-Filing Spouse's Title
In Kentucky, the non-filing spouse is called the respondent.
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