Kentucky is a no-fault divorce state. In a no-fault divorce, the parties seeking a divorce do not have to prove that one spouse is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. The only requirement for obtaining a divorce in Kentucky is to demonstrate that the marriage has experienced an “irreconcilable differences.”  which means that the couple’s marital relationship has broken down to the point where there is no reasonable chance of reconciliation.

In a no-fault divorce, the court will not consider allegations of wrongdoing or misconduct when deciding on issues such as property division, spousal support, child custody, or child support. Instead, the court focuses on equitable distribution and the best interests of any children involved.