Dating laws in kentucky
“People didn’t use to understand that it wasn’t really a social relationship for an adult – it is a power thing.I think people didn’t really understand it could be detrimental for a 16-year-old to be dating a 25-year-old.RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS AND WHERE TO FILE: The Circuit Court shall enter a decree of dissolution of marriage if the court finds that one (1) of the parties, at the time the action was commenced, resided in this state, or was stationed in this state while a member of the armed services, and that the residence or military presence has been maintained for 180 days next preceding the filing of the petition.[ Kentucky Statutes - Title 35 - Chapter: 403.140]LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: If both of the parties by petition or otherwise have stated under oath or affirmation that the marriage is irretrievably broken, or one of the parties has so stated and the other has not denied it, the court, after hearing, shall make a finding whether the marriage is irretrievably broken.
Living apart shall include living under the same roof without sexual cohabitation.
If there is a finding of domestic violence, the court shall not order mediation unless requested by the victim of the alleged domestic violence and abuse, and the court finds that: (1) The victim's request is voluntary and not the result of coercion; and (2) Mediation is a realistic and viable alternative to or adjunct to the issuance of an order sought by the victim of the alleged domestic violence and abuse.
[ Kentucky Statutes - Title 35 - Chapters: 403.036, 403.170]PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION: Kentucky is an equitable distribution state.
Understanding of intimate partner violence was limited and there were few resources available.
The first domestic violence program (shelter) in Kentucky did not open until 1977 in Louisville.The court may order a conciliation conference as a part of the hearing.