If you are considering filing for a divorce, it is important to know what the legal grounds for divorce are. In South Carolina, there are five grounds for divorce. These grounds fall into two categories: at-fault and no-fault. You may file for an at-fault divorce based on the following grounds:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion for a period of at least 1 year
  • Physical abuse
  • Habitual drunkenness

You may file for no-fault divorce if you have been living separately and apart from your spouse for a year. A strong attorney can help you determine the best way forward depending on the specific details of your case.

No matter which type of divorce you file for, you and your spouse will have to consider the following issues:

If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on these issues, the judge will end up deciding them for you. Divorce is always a stressful and emotional process, but having strong and experienced advocacy on your side can give you confidence and peace of mind. We want to hear your side. Give us a call at 864-336-2690.