Uncontested Divorce

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Kentucky Divorce Lawyer

Many divorces are either caused by or lead to financial issues. When the grounds for your divorce are amicable but involve critical financial considerations, we can assist in protecting your rights and long-term interests.

Kentucky Divorce Laws

Divorce, sometimes termed “dissolution” or “legal separation”, is the process of ending a marriage through official court action. This both ends obligations, as well as creates them.

The state of Kentucky has “no fault” divorce, which means the no one is determined to be at fault for the marriage ending. Kentucky courts’ simply require that at least one party believe there is an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage with no hope of reconciliation. 

One must meet other statutory requirements to file for divorce in Kentucky. 

  • At least one party must be a resident of Kentucky, having lived in the state at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce.
  • In general, the wife cannot be pregnant.
  • If the parties share minor children, typically, the court will wait at least 60 days after separation before granting the divorce.

Should I Get a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce in Kentucky or Indiana?

Although uncontested divorces are much simpler when they’re amicable, you’ll still want a lawyer to look over and file your paperwork for you. If there are any settlement agreements in place, having an uncontested divorce attorney will provide you the peace of knowing that you understand exactly what is happening throughout the course of the separation. 

If you have children, especially, you’ll want a lawyer to look over all paperwork.

Do Uncontested Divorces Go to Court?

If the divorce is uncontested and your lawyer has filed the marital settlement agreement, spouses may not need to go to court. In this case, all legal documents can be filed with the court. And, we can have the judgement sent to you. 

However, in some rare cases, the court may request a formal or informal hearing. 

Protecting Your Interests In An Uncontested Divorce

Many divorces are either caused by or lead to financial issues. When the grounds for your divorce are amicable but involve critical financial considerations, we can assist in protecting your rights and long-term interests.

Our attorneys will meet with you for a free consultation and put a plan together to allow you to move forward. Call today 502-400-4020 to set up a free consultationand allow us to help you through this process.