How do I file for divorce in KY?

How do I file for divorce in KY?

How can I file the divorce on my own?Draft the divorce petition and other necessary papers.File the divorce petition and other documents in court.Your spouse must either sign an agreement and a waiver of service, or receive proper service.

How long does it take to get divorced in Kentucky?

60 to 90 days

Can a person refuse to get divorced?

Some resisting spouses can make the divorce process very difficult by refusing to sign the necessary divorce papers or by completely failing to respond to a request for a divorce. Others do so by hiding or trying to avoid “service” (meaning in-person delivery) of the divorce paperwork.

Can you deny your spouse a divorce?

If your spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers and give consent, you must prove the breakdown of the marriage, such as adultery or physical/mental cruelty. If you can show evidence of this when the court hears your divorce application, then you may be granted a divorce.

What happens if the other person doesn’t want a divorce?

The court needs to agree to grant the divorce, not the other person in the marriage. As long as the necessary financial and legal issues get resolved, the divorce can be completed with one person never agreeing to it. However, the negotiation of these issues does offer a potential block to completing the divorce.

How do you know when the divorce is final?

Your divorce will not be final until six months and one day from the date of filing. The purpose of the waiting period is to give you and your former spouse an opportunity for resolution – even if you both want the divorce.

What makes a divorce final?

A divorce decree is the complete court order ending your marriage, with all the details about how property is divided, how you will share time with your children, and what, if any, child support is granted. It also states why the marriage is being dissolved.

What happens when your spouse doesn’t sign the divorce papers?

You and your divorce attorney will simply have to file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the courts. This can be done without a spouse’s signature. After filing, the paperwork will be served to your spouse by a process server. Your spouse will then have 20 days to file a response with the court.