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Jamie Kurtz has been a practicing divorce lawyer since 2008. She received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in 2007. Ms. Kurtz was selected to Rising Stars for 2013 - 2016, 2019 - 2020, a peer designation awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. She also co-founded a law firm that specializes in uncontested divorce cases.

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Online Divorce in Kentucky

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For those seeking an inexpensive divorce in the state of Kentucky, online divorce is an easy, affordable and fast solution. Online divorce may be appropriate for couples who have an uncontested case. The step-by-step process of preparing divorce documents at Onlinedivorce.com makes it easy on you. We help prepare all of the necessary divorce forms and provide detailed written instructions on how to file your divorce in Kentucky.

Our divorce documents preparation service can be a perfect solution for those who want to have their divorce papers completed quickly and stress-free. Even though Kentucky has unique divorce forms and filing requirements, our online system can provide you with exactly what you need and provide instructions on how to file. We have helped thousands of people prepare their divorce documents for filing.

If you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce and want an amicable dissolution to your marriage, why should the process get drawn out and why should you spend money on lawyers? Online divorce is often cheaper, quicker and easier.

Online divorce can be a perfect option if you want to save money or if you hope to have your divorce quickly finalized so you can get on with your life. Preparing documents for divorce online in Kentucky is quickly becoming very popular because you can complete the documents in the comfort of your home. Even if you think your case is too complex because you have children, own your own home or have other assets, you may still be able to prepare your documents online. Just start with our simple questionnaire, and we’ll provide you instructions for each step of the way.

Finally, you don’t have to worry - our process is 100% secure. We protect your information and nothing is filed until you submit the divorce papers to the courthouse yourself. Filing for divorce in Kentucky with the Onlinedivorce.com system can be a simple solution to a difficult situation.


When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we help you fill out your divorce paperwork using a simple online questionnaire. You can fill it out alone or with the assistance of your spouse. Then, you will need to get a signature from your spouse and you can file the divorce forms with your local court. In Kentucky, you will typically file with the courthouse in the county in which you currently reside. If a petitioner is not currently a resident, but a defendant is, divorce is typically filed in the county where the defendant resides.

The actual filing process is explained in our detailed court-filing instructions that we provide along with your completed divorce forms. You can also obtain assistance from your local courthouse by calling or stopping by.

After the initial filing, you may need to follow up if there are any issues with your documents. When you use OnlineDivorce.com, we allow you to make small adjustments to your forms as requested by the court at no additional charge. Our goal is to help you obtain your divorce with as little hassle and stress as possible using our online divorce documents preparation service.


Every state has specific requirements where divorcing couples must establish residency within the state they are divorcing. Kentucky is no exception.

In order to file for a divorce in the State of Kentucky, the spouse who is filing the petition must have been a resident of the state for at least 180 days before putting in the paperwork with the court.

There are many ways to prove that residency has been established. The easiest way is if one or both spouses have a valid and in-date Kentucky driver’s license, ID card or voter’s registration card which was issued at least six months before filing for divorce. If this is not the case, it may be possible to establish residency, by having someone who knows you or your spouse testify that you have lived in the state for at least six months. Additionally, it may be possible to use an Affidavit of Corroborating Witness form, and it should serve as proof you’ve lived in the state a minimum of six months.

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Valid grounds to get divorce in Kentucky

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Grounds for an online divorce using OnlineDivorce.com are the same as they would be for any divorce within the State of Kentucky. Grounds are merely the reason for divorce, and the state must approve them.


In Kentucky, it is actually a little easier than many other states. You only have one choice--the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. This grounds would cover any reason you might have for wanting to obtain a divorce from your partner.


Even though Kentucky keeps it easy, if you are unsure as to what grounds you should file under, that is no problem. The step-by-step process of filling out your Kentucky divorce paperwork through OnlineDivorce.com will assist you as you choose the correct grounds for divorce in Kentucky and as you complete the rest of your divorce forms.

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Custody of the child in Kentucky

Custody of the child

The court may award sole or joint custody, giving equal consideration to either of the spouses. Custody will be awarded based on what is deemed to be in the best interests of the child including the following factors:

  • Preference of a sufficiently mature child;
  • The desires of the parents;
  • The child’s adjustment to home, school, and community;
  • The mental and physical health of all involved;
  • The relationship that the child has with his or her parents, siblings, and other family members;
  • Any evidence of abuse;
  • Whether the child has been cared for and/or supported by a non-parent; and
  • The intent of the parents in placing the child with a non-parent primary giver.

Any marital misconduct of a parent that does not affect the relationship with the child is not to be considered. Abandonment of the family home by a parent will not to be considered if the parent fled because of abuse or threats of physical harm by the other spouse. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title XXXV, Chapter 403, Section .270].

Rules for child support in Kentucky

Kentucky has put into place specific state-mandated child support guidelines which apply in virtually every case, barring exceptional circumstances. With this, both parties’ gross incomes and certain child related expenses are considered. In the majority of child support cases, payments continue until the child reaches eighteen years of age, and they may extend until the completion of the child or children’s secondary education.

Either or both of the parents can be ordered to provide a reasonable amount of child support, without regard to any marital misconduct or the gender of the parents. This would be based on the official Child Support Guidelines which are contained in the following statute. These guidelines are assumed to be correct, but can, at times, be adjusted based on the following considerations:

  • A child’s who has extraordinary medical or dental needs;
  • A child’s who requires edu­cational, job training, or special needs;
  • Either parent’s out of the normal needs, such as medical expenses;
  • The independent financial resources of a child;
  • The combined parental income in excess of the Kentucky child support guidelines amounts;
  • Any predetermined agreement between the parents on child support, provided that no public assistance is being provided; and
  • Any additional extraordinary circumstance.

In addition, the court may require that a parent provide health care insurance coverage for his or her child. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title XXXV, Chapter 403, Section .210 to .212].

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Rules for spousal support in Kentucky

Rules for spousal support

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is sometimes ordered by the court to help one spouse live in a manner established during marriage after the divorce.

Either spouse may be awarded maintenance if:

  • That spouse lacks the property to provide for his or her own needs and
  • That spouse is unable to find appropriate employment, or is unable to work because of obligations to care for children or others in his or her custody.

Marital fault isn’t considered. The award is, however, based on the following factors:

  • The time that would be necessary to obtain education and training that would enable a spouse to find employment to support his or herself, and that spouse’s potential earning capacity;
  • The standard of living that was enjoyed during the marriage;
  • The length of the marriage;
  • The ability of the supporting spouse to meet his or her own needs while helping to meet those of the support-seeking spouse.
  • The financial resources of the spouse who seeks maintenance, including marital property assigned to eac spouse and the spouse’s ability to meet his or her needs independently and finally any share of a child support award intended for the custodian; and
  • The overall physical and emotional conditions of the spouses. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title XXXV, Chapter 403, Section .200].

Property division in Kentucky

Property division

When a couple chooses to divorce in Kentucky, they must distribute property in a fair and agreeable manner.

Kentucky is an “equitable distribution” state. The spouses can keep any separate property (property which was acquired before the marriage as well as any gifts or inheritances). All other property (which is hereby deemed their marital property) is divided, without regard to any marital misconduct, in fair and just proportions, based on these factors:

  • The contribution that each spouse made toward acquiring the marital property, including the contribution a spouse may have made as a stay-at-home parent or homemaker;
  • The value of a spouse’s separate property;
  • The economic circumstances of the spouses when the division of property is to become effective, including the desirability of awarding the family home to the spouse who has primary custody of any children;
  • The duration of the marriage; and
  • Any retirement benefits that may be due to the spouses. [Kentucky Revised Statutes; Title XXXV, Chapter 403, Section .190].

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Mediation support in Kentucky

Mediation may be requested by either of the parties prior to filing or during the filing process. A court-recommended mediator may be obtained through the local court system with which you file your divorce.

For those seeking to prepare their divorce papers using OnlineDivorce.com, utilizing divorce mediation can be a great tool to smooth out disagreements and prevent the case from going to court. This can be the simplest way to assure a fast, easy and affordable online divorce.

Divorce forms in Kentucky

Kentucky forms produced by OnlineDivorce.com are court approved divorce forms. We have automated the process of filling them out to simplify matters and avoid any difficulties which may occur with filling out paperwork alone. By utilizing OnlineDivorce.com, you can simplify the process of preparing divorce documents and help both parties to move forward with their lives.

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Filing fees for divorce in Kentucky

When you file your divorce papers, the court will charge filing fees that may vary by county. These costs are in addition to the cost of using OnlineDivorce.com. Please check with your local courthouse to determine the exact amount.

How long will it take?

The use of the OnlineDivorce.com service usually takes between 30 minutes and two hours or more depending on the complexity of your case. You’ll start filling out the questionnaire immediately and can either complete it in one sitting, or you can save your progress and complete it at a later date if that is more convenient for you.

Once you’ve gotten the documents complete, you will need to file them and get your spouse’s signature. You’ll have more information regarding the finalization of your divorce case once you complete your paperwork and submit it with the clerk of courts.

Here is how OnlineDivorce.com makes completing divorce papers easier:

  • We provide the full divorce packet required by the local court - clients do not need to drive to their local courthouse to get the blank forms or search for the right divorce forms online. In rare cases, local county forms can vary in color, paper material, size, or bar code, so they may need to be obtained directly from the county clerk's office.
  • We complete the necessary forms for clients based on their answers given in a simple guided online interview - clients do not need to understand family law or read through complicated instructions to figure out how to fill out the forms themselves.
  • We give detailed, easy to follow step-by-step instructions for filing a divorce with the court - so the client knows exactly what to do to get his/her divorce finalized.
  • We provide unlimited technical support - if a client needs assistance through the online process, he/she can always reach out to us via phone, email, or live chat, and we'll do our best to help.
  • We save our clients time and money - if divorcing spouses agree regarding the terms of their divorce, they typically don’t have to pay thousands to a lawyer to handle their divorce forms and don't need to spend hours trying to do it all by themselves.
  • We guarantee 100% court approval on divorce papers prepared through our website or your money back - we have 21 years of experience in completing divorce forms so clients can be sure the court will accept their documents without issues.

I was well informed every step of the way, so I had no problems using this service. And I received the completed divorce papers just a couple of days after filling out the questionnaire on the website.

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