How do I divorce him if we have never lived together?

It will be 2yrs in October that I have
been married. I have never lived with
my husband. We don’t even live in the
same County. So how do I divorce him?

Asked on May 17, 2016 under Family Law, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

You can divorce the same as if you had lived together. However, if you never consumated the marriage due to one spouse being impotent, then under state law you may be eligible for an annulment (there are also other reasons that would qualify you). Basically, an annulment is different from a divorce in that a divorce ends a marriage but an annulment means that no valid marriage ever existed since the marriage was legally invalid from the start. At this point, you can consult directly with a local divorce attorney who can advise you further. 


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