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No-Fault Divorce

No-Fault Divorce Laws in Kentucky

Is Kentucky a No Fault Divorce State?

Yes, Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state. Neither spouse must prove the other spouse is at fault for the divorce. 

Instead, at least one spouse must believe that the marriage is irreparable and that there is no hope of getting back together. If you want to file for divorce, you may have heard of "grounds for divorce." 

Most states have numerous types of grounds for divorce that an individual can file under; however, in Kentucky, the state uses a no-fault divorce system.

What Is a No-Fault Divorce?

No-fault divorce means that you cannot place blame on an action that your spouse did as the cause for your divorce. As long as you work to prove that your marriage is irrevocably broken, you may be eligible to file in Kentucky.

If you or your spouse has been a resident of the state for at least six months, then you may be eligible to file for a no-fault divorce. The only time fault may be taken into consideration is in regards to division of property and assets.

Contact a trusted and highly experienced lawyer from Smith & Wilcutt, LLC to learn more about no-fault divorce in KY and to protect your rights and future!