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Legal Information: Kentucky

Divorce

Laws current as of November 15, 2023

What are the residency requirements for divorce in Kentucky?

A judge can grant you a divorce if either you or your spouse:

  • are living in Kentucky when the divorce petition is filed; and 
  • have lived in Kentucky for at least 180 days immediately before the divorce petition was filed.1

“Living in Kentucky” includes being stationed in Kentucky as a member of the armed services.1

1 KRS § 403.140(1)(a)