Legal Information: Kentucky

Divorce

Updated: 
September 21, 2017

What additional requirements must be met before the judge can issue a divorce?

The judge cannot grant the final divorce decree until you and your spouse have lived apart for 60 days but ”living apart” can include living under the same roof without any sexual activity.1

In addition, the judge must have considered, approved, or made a provision for child custody, child support, spousal support, and property distribution if the judge has jurisdiction (power) to make those decisions.2

1 KRS § 403.170(1)
2 KRS § 403.140(1)(d)