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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
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Hire a Kentucky Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Kentucky divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
The courts have the power to approve a request for a legal separation rather than a divorce, provided both parties agree. Verified Divorce Petitions in Kentucky must explicitly state: the name, birth date, social security number and address of each party and their minor children; the date and place the marriage commenced and the date the parties separated, the plans for custody, visitation, child support, and alimony, and the relief the filing party seeks.
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