When divorce is final?
When divorce is final? In Kentucky, Ky. Rev. Stat. § 403.170 states that no decree shall be entered until the parties have lived apart for 60 days. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 403.044 says the Court shall not take testimony needed for the final decree before sixty (60) days have elapsed from the date of service of summons, the appointment of a warning order attorney, the filing of an entry of appearance by the defendant, or the filing of a responsive pleading by the defendant, whichever occurs first in divorce actions in which there are minor children who are the issue of the marriage. Once the Court signs the decree, the divorce is still not final. The divorce is only final when the Clerk enters the signed decree. You are well advised to wait until you receive the signed decree.
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