Ending one's marriage can be one of the most difficult experiences a person can face. Most people get married truly believing in the commitment they make to be with their partner forever. However, the union may encounter difficulties that are insurmountable, and in those circumstances, a divorce can be the only way out. While most may believe that divorce laws are consistent throughout the country, many Kentucky readers may be interested in the fact that laws vary widely based upon the state in which a divorce is filed.
A recent Forbes article describes the various ways that laws can differ from state to state. First, most states have specific residency requirements that must be satisfied prior to filing a divorce claim. In Kentucky, for example, one must be a resident in the state for at least 180 days prior to filing.