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Grounds for Divorce in Kentucky

 "Grounds" for divorce are no longer required as Kentucky is a no-fault state.

Though we may use the word "divorce", this is not the legal term for the process of ending a marriage.

The correct terminology is an "action for dissolution". The people whose marriage is being dissolved are calledd the "parties". You will be either the Petitioner (the one who files a petition seeking a dissolution) or the Respondent (the one who answers or responds to the petition).

The Court must conclude that the marriage is "irretrievably broken". Lawyers are ethically required to help people reconcile if possible. However, you should be realistic. Is there a reasonable likelihood you and your spouse can or will reconcile? Your lawyer really does care about that issue . The bottom line is this: The court considers most misconduct and blame for the break-up of the marriage to be irrelevant.