Military Divorce When You Have Not Resided In The State

I’m a service member in the United States military and my home of record is Kentucky but neither I nor my spouse have resided in or been stationed in Kentucky for the last 6 months. I pay taxes in Kentucky. Can I file divorce in Kentucky?

Home of Record

Home of record is useful for several things including state income taxes. Each state differs on whether the state courts have the power to issue a divorce decree.

Kentucky Jurisdiction

In Kentucky, one of the spouses needs to reside or be stationed in Kentucky for the 180 immediately preceding the petition. Home of record does not play a role in determining jurisdiction. Kentucky law makes no allowance for the Court to issue a decree if neither spouse has resided in or been stationed in Kentucky for the 6 months immediately before the filing of the petition.

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