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Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of Kentucky.
What is the Process in Filing for Alimony?
In the state of Kentucky, during or after the proceeding for dissolution of marriage or legal separation, a spouse may file for maintenance, or the court may grant it if the spouse is absent during the proceeding. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony
How is Income Factored in Determining Child Support?Income and expenses from self - employment or operation of a business shall be carefully reviewed to determine an appropriate level of gross income available to the parent to satisfy a child support obligation. ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support
What Factors Help Determine Custody?The court shall consider all relevant factors including:
(a)The wishes of the child's parent or parents, and any de facto custodian, as to his custody;
(b)The wishes of the child as to his custodian;
(c)The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his parent or parents, his siblings, and any other person who may significantly affect the child's best interests;
(d)The child's adjustment to his home, school, and community;
(e)The mental and physical health of all individuals involved;
(f)Information, records, and evidence of domestic violence as defined in KRS 403.720;
(g)The extent to which the child has been cared for, nurtured, and supported by any de facto cus ....... Click here to get more info on Custody
What are the Grounds to Start the Process of a Divorce?
Kentucky laws of the separation are that it is a no-fault state. ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce
How can Visitation Rights be Requested?
A biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case or may file a petition for visitation in none of these circumstances apply.
The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."
What is considered in a child's "best interests" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision:
(a) The wishes of the child's parent or parents, and any de facto custodian, as to his custody
(b) The wishes of the child as to his custodian
(c) The interaction and interrelationship of the child with his parent or parents, his siblings, a ....... Click here to get more info on Visitation
What Determines Equitable Division?Under Kentucky law, marital property is that which is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.
Courts will look at the following factors: each spouse’s contribution to purchasing marital property, contributions to the marital estate including contributions by a homemaker,, the desirability of having the custodial spouse live in the family home with minor chi ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division