Is adultery a crime in Kentucky?
Adultery is not a crime in Kentucky. As a no-fault state, Kentucky law does not require anyone to be responsible for the failure of the marriage, only that it is “irretrievably broken.”
Does infidelity affect divorce in Kentucky?
The short answer to this question is that Kentucky is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, so there are no “divorce consequences” to the act of adultery. Adultery will not typically affect if a spouse will receive alimony or spousal support, but it may affect how much.
What is included in adultery?
Voluntary sexual relations between an individual who is married and someone who is not the individual's spouse. In the ecclesiastical courts, adultery was any act of sexual intercourse by a married person with someone not his or her spouse.
Is Ky an alimony state?
Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state, but sometimes the court will consider fault when deciding the amount of an alimony award. For example, if you committed adultery and are the spouse seeking support, you may not receive the amount of support you need.