If you have been thinking about whether getting a divorce is the right move for you, contact us for information. Even if you are not ready to begin the process it is always good to be prepared. Know your rights before you start.Divorce is definitely one of the most stressful events an individual can go through. Having the right information is key to easing the stress and anxiety coupled with a divorce.
A Kentucky Court cannot divorce you unless you have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months and have been separated for at least 60 days. If you have children under 18 years of age, the law requires that the decree not be signed until 60 days after the Petition requesting a divorce is filed.
It is extremely important to collect, and make copies of, all of the financial information you can. You should collect as many of the following documents as possible:
After the divorce Petition is filed and the opposing party is served, we can file any Motions with the court that are necessary for your protection as you move through the divorce process.
Once the opposing party files a Response, many courts require the parties to attend a Mediation in order to attempt a settlement. If successful, the case is resolved thereafter with the filing of a few more documents including a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.
Otherwise, the case is set for a Case Management Conference, a 30 minute review, with the court to determine what issues remain to be heard. At that point, the court sets a trial date