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What is the basic divorce process in Kentucky?

There may come a time in your marriage when you feel like things are at an end. Regardless of what has led to this decision, your next step is to file for divorce in a Kentucky court. This process can be confusing, so knowing how to do it can help make things easier for you. After all, divorce is a tough enough situation for anyone.

When may the court grant alimony?

If you are getting a divorce in Kentucky, you may be ordered to pay alimony to your ex-spouse. Alimony or spousal support is a payment to help that person with their living expenses and to help him or her maintain a quality of life that is similar to that of when you were married. Not every divorce case involves alimony payments. 

How is paternity established?

When a baby is born in Kentucky, there is no doubt as to who the mother is, but the same cannot be said for the father. If you are the father of a child and need to establish paternity, Kentucky.com explains you have a few options. You can either establish it voluntarily or go through the court system.

What visitation rights do grandparents have?

Each state is in charge of its own child custody laws. While general child custody ideas do not differ greatly from state to state, there is one area where things can be drastically different. This is the area of grandparents rights. In Kentucky, according to the Kentucky Legislature, grandparents do have visitation rights to their grandchildren. However, situations may vary and the law allows for variations in the actual rights a grandparent has. So, if you are a grandparent seeking rights, then you need to brush up the exact details of the law.

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