Self-Help Divorce Options for Kentucky Residents

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REQUIRED VS-300 FORM – Certificate of Divorce

NOTE: This applies whether you use the interactive forms or the paper forms below.

When you file for divorce in Kentucky, you must file a VS-300 form with the court clerk. While all other self-help forms may be submitted with hand-written entries, the VS-300 must be typed. You must complete the form online at this link. Please read instructions for completing the form. You must print this document on 25% Cotton Bond Paper with a visible watermark. You can purchase this thick resume-type paper at most office supply and retail department stores.


Kentucky Interactive Self-Help Divorce Forms

Kentucky residents who have no children and no conflicts about property division may complete interactive self-help divorce forms online. You will enter all information using your computer. When you have finished entering all necessary information successfully online, you will be able to print out the completed forms.


Kentucky Paper Self-Help Divorce Forms

We also offer self-help packets in PDF format for Kentucky residents either with or without children:

 

Kentucky Self-Help Packet WITH Children

This packet is for use by individuals who are seeking a divorce from a spouse with whom they have minor children (children under 18 or 18 and still in high school). If you have a question about whether your children are children of the marriage, you should call Legal Aid and speak with an advocate. This packet contains all the forms necessary to file for divorce and ultimately secure a divorce decree. However, the individual forms that you need will depend upon your particular circumstances. You must read the instructions first so you may determine which forms are best suited for your case. You will NOT need all the forms. Self-Help forms are best used by individuals who do not have contested custody or support issues; whose case does not involve significant assets, debts or retirement accounts; or, any issues that will require complex court hearings.

 

Kentucky Self-Help Packet WITHOUT Children

This packet is for use by individuals who are seeking a divorce from a spouse with whom they do not have minor children in common. If you have a question about whether your children are children of the marriage, you should call Legal Aid and speak with an advocate. This packet contains all the forms necessary to file for divorce and ultimately secure a divorce decree. However, the individual forms that you need will depend upon your particular circumstances. You must read the instructions first so you may determine which forms are best suited for your case. You will NOT need all the forms. Self-Help forms are best used by individuals who do not have contested custody or support issues; whose case does not involve significant assets, debts or retirement accounts; or, any issues that will require complex court hearings.

 

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