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There Are Many Ways to Save When Doing Your Own Divorce in Kentucky

There are many different ways to save money when filing for your own divorce in Kentucky provided you and your spouse are in complete agreement. Using an online software and service like 3StepDivorceTM helps you to prepare your own divorce papers to do your own divorce in Kentucky, set out the agreement you and your spouse have come to and helps save you money by eliminating legal fees. Filing for divorce does not have to break the bank. There are other ways to save money and cut your cost when you are filing your divorce in Kentucky besides just doing your own paperwork.

Always Be Organized - Kentucky Courts Expect It!

Saving money when filing for your KY divorce does not always mean lowering the cost to prepare your papers; it also means saving yourself excess wasted trips back and forth to and from the courthouse or notary. Staying organized through the wake of your divorce will help you save money by keeping your trips to the courthouse to a minimum. Make sure you keep papers you filed in one folder, with the latest paperwork needed to file on the top of the pile or in a single location. This way there is no guesswork what papers are up next to be filed and you are prepared when you are submitting them to the Clerk. Also make sure you keep copies of other important documents like your marriage certificate, W-2s, and other orders that may exist, like child support.

You will be filing your Kentucky divorce paperwork with your county Clerk. Being organized will make both you and your Clerk's job easier and will certainly give a good impression which can make a huge difference as a pro se filer.

Some Kentucky Divorce Papers Must be Notarized

Notaries in Kentucky set their own fees for their service, which creates a buyer beware scenario. It is best to call your local notary to find out what their fees are to notarize your divorce papers and how they charge (per document or per page). You might also want to contact your bank; sometimes banks offer a notary service to their current customers at a discounted rate or free of charge.

The documents that need to be notarized in Kentucky are the Petition for Dissolution for Marriage, Verification, Affidavit of Corroborating Witness, Deposition of Petitioner, Marital Settlement Agreement, Mandatory Case Disclosure Statement (Petitioner), Mandatory Case Disclosure Statement (Respondent), Acknowledgement, and Acceptance of Service and Appearance. Unfortunately Kentucky requires more notarized signatures on divorce papers than most states, which is why shopping for a notary can lead to considerable savings.

Paying Taxes Upon Divorce in Kentucky

You and your spouse can agree to file your taxes married joint for the year in which your a separated and your divorce has not become finalized. However, if you and your spouse decide to file your taxes separate as single persons, you may be placed in a different tax bracket than you were when you filed married jointly. Another tax issue to think about is filing head of household. The parent who files this status takes advantage of childcare deductions the other parent is unable to exercise the option. Some parents agree in their Marital Settlement Agreement to rotate years when income and time spent with the children is fairly equal.

Filing Your Kentucky Divorce Papers by Mail

There may have very specific mail-in procedures for your court in Kentucky that you need to follow if you cannot for some reason take the documents personally to the courthouse to file. Not following these procedures could end up costing you time if you have to take off work anyway to fix mistakes regarding documents that were not mailed at the correct time etc.

Having Your Court Filing Fee Waived in Kentucky

The filing fee in Kentucky is $120 to $180, depending on the county of filing. At the time of filing, you will be required to either pay a filing fee to the court or request a fee waiver if you cannot afford to pay. You will file a Request to Postpone Filing Fees and Order (Uniform Civil Affidavit of Indigency) along with the divorce paperwork if you are going to try to have the fees waived. Filing the Request does not mean you automatically do not have to pay the filing fees, the judge may approve the request but you may have to pay court costs at the end of the divorce rather at the beginning. You need to prove to the judge that you cannot and do not have the money to pay the filing fees.

Serving Your Divorce Papers in Kentucky

Once you file for your divorce, you are now charged with the task of serving your spouse with the filed paperwork. In Kentucky you can serve your spouse by sending the Waiver of Service of Process Acknowledgement available in your 3StepDivorceTM account through the U.S. Postal service.

Other ways to serve your spouse include a third party serving your spouse and then filing the service of process paperwork. A process server or sheriff can make personal service on your spouse but both of these routes will be costly.

Kentucky Legal Help

If you get stuck in divorce negotiations and feel the need of a lawyer, the Legal Aid Network of Kentucky offers to offer information about their programs, offices, services, and legal topics.

Choosing Divorce Mediation To Resolve Your Disputed Issues

Mediation is not required in Kentucky; unless there are issues that the couple cannot resolve, the court then might order mediation. To save money, it is always best to try and resolve the issues you and your spouse have on your own. Mediation is still a less expensive route to go than hiring a lawyer.

A Simple Divorce Process
Step 1 See if you qualify & create account!
Step 2 Answer the questions at your own pace.
Step 3 Print, sign and file your divorce forms with your local court (instantly review & print your forms online or have them sent US Priority Mail at no additional charge).

START HERE

Only $299 (flat-fee)

or 2 monthly payments of $157
or 3 monthly payments of $109
or 4 monthly payments of $84
Payment Options Do Not Delay Divorce
Instant Delivery - Instant Changes
100% Guarantee of Court Approval
or Your Money Back
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