What forms are required to file divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?

What forms are required to file divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?

The legal process begins with an analysis to determine whether you meet the requirements to file divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation. Click HERE for an overview of the process.

Assuming you meet the requirements to file divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the next step is to file a lawsuit against your spouse. What is required may vary by the local rules of your county. The local rules of your county and some self-help forms can be found by clicking Local Rules of Practice - Kentucky Court of Justice

Attorney John Schmidt discusses the forms you generally need in the paragraphs below.

Anyone filing for divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky needs to complete a VS-300 and the instructions for completing the VS-300 can be found online by clicking HERE. The actual form to be completed can be found online by clicking HERE. The local rules of your county and some self-help forms can be found by clicking Local Rules of Practice - Kentucky Court of Justice

If you get overwhelmed with the process and want to hire an attorney who routinely handles divorce (aka dissolution of marriage) or legal separation, then call my office at (502) 509-1490 to make an appointment. I'll complete the paperwork with you sitting there and we'll file it with the court the same day.

The next step in the process is to complete the petition, a civil summons, the civil case cover sheet, and other documents required by local rules. The requirements can be found at Ky. Rev. Stat. § 403.150 which can be found online by clicking HERE. Ky. Rev. Stat. § 403.150 lays out the requirements for the petition, the civil summons can be found online by clicking HERE, the civil case cover sheet can be found online by clicking HERE, and the local rules of your county and some self-help forms can be found by clicking Local Rules of Practice - Kentucky Court of Justice.  

After the case is filed, what happens depends upon a myriad of factors. I invite you to call all my office at (502) 509-1490 to make an appointment. 

Shepherdsville Divorce & Family Law Attorney

If you’re contemplating a divorce, the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates is here to help - we're here for you. We have the ability to be as persuasive and as aggressive as you want as the situation demands. We like to get results quickly and solve your problem(s), but you are the client and you get to decide how aggressively you want us to pursue solutions.

We will use our experience in resolving child custody battles and other many types of family law matters to benefit you. Our office is conveniently located in Shepherdsville, but we are also proud to serve the surrounding legal communities of Louisville, Elizabethtown, Jeffersontown, Mount Washington, and Radcliff, Kentucky. Call today to schedule a free meeting and ensure sure that you know facts from fiction.

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One good way to find a lawyer is to check out their online recommendations, ask friends, acquaintances, or other lawyers and attorneys for referrals and then interview the candidates. You can call my office at 502-509-1490 to schedule a consultation to discuss your options or set an appointment here: https://www.johnschmidtlaw.com/schedule-appointment/

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If you’re facing divorce, custody, grandparent's rights, paternity, adoption, criminal charges, personal injury, or need deeds or wills prepared in or around Shepherdsville or Shelbyville or Taylorsville or Radcliff or Elizabethtown or Louisville, Kentucky, rely on our team at the Law Offices of John Schmidt & Associates. We will fight aggressively to help you protect your rights with the goal of obtaining the most favorable outcome. Schedule an appointment here: https://www.johnschmidtlaw.com/schedule-appointment/

 


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