In a contested divorce, the spouses are unable to reach an agreement on one or more key issue such as child custody, division of assets, spousal support, or child support. Contested divorces usually require the involvement of attorneys and the court system to resolve the disputes.

For an uncontested divorce, the spouses are in agreement on all essential issues related to their divorce. They have reached a settlement on matters such as child custody, property division, spousal support, and child support through negotiation or mediation. Since both parties are in agreement, there is no need for a trial, and the divorce process tends to be faster, less expensive, and less emotionally taxing.

In order to file for an uncontested dissolution of marriage in Kentucky, the petitioner (the spouse who does the filing) must have lived in the state for at least 180 days. If this requirement is satisfied, you and your spouse must be separated for 60 days (meaning that you have not had sexual relations) before it can be finalized.