Kentucky Divorce Mediation Basics
Our Kentucky divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Kentucky, an uncontested divorce requires a written marital settlement agreement to avoid the more lengthy court process of a contested divorce. This is known as a “separation agreement” in Kentucky. You must agree on all important issues and file the separation agreement that details the arrangements between the spouses.
You must also meet certain residency requirements (living at least 180 days in Kentucky before filing, and living apart for the last 60 days). Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 403.140, 403.170 (2021). Kentucky is a strictly “no fault” state for divorce, meaning you can file based on your marriage being irretrievably broken, and the fault does not lie with either spouse. Ky. Rev. Stat. §§ 403.150, 403.170 (2021).
The Kentucky Judicial Branch website will be useful as you prepare to file for divorce in Kentucky. To file, you’ll need to go to the circuit court in the county where you or your spouse lives. You’ll also need to file financial disclosures and, if you have children, a visitation schedule and child support worksheet.
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes. Our Kentucky divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on Kentucky divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Kentucky.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.