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Legal Information: Kentucky


July 14, 2020

What are the residency requirements for divorce in Kentucky?

In Kentucky, a judge can grant you a divorce if either you or your spouse lived in Kentucky (which includes being stationed in Kentucky as a member of the armed services) at the time the divorce petition was filed; and for at least 180 days (6 months) before the divorce petition was filed.1

1 KRS § 403.140