Kentucky Grounds for Divorce

The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the initial document filed with the Kentucky court. It is in this document that the filing spouse will request the court to terminate the marriage under certain specified grounds.

Irretrievable breakdown.

Whether mutually agreed upon or not, the court will examine whether or not the marriage is irretrievable broken. If the court finds that there is a chance the marriage can be saved, it may order a futher attempt at reconciliation through counseling sessions. (Kentucky Statutes - Title 35 - Chapters: 403.140)

Every dissolution of marriage case that is filed in the state of Kentucky must declare the grounds in which the dissolution of marriage is to be granted. The grounds for dissolution of marriage must be substantiated with evidence or testimony otherwise the court may dismiss the case. When you are petitioning the court for a dissolution of marriage, or agreeing to a dissolution of marriage, make sure that you completely understand the grounds and any potential legal repercussions. If you would like to learn more about the Kentucky grounds, visit the Kentucky state statutes located at: