Separation & Divorce

While there are five grounds for divorce in South Carolina, including adultery, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness or use of narcotics, and desertion, the most common is a physical separation of more than one year.

First the separation, then the divorce. Without one of the other fault grounds, a physical separation is required before a litigant may file family court litigation. Within your family court case, you can resolve other issues collateral to the marriage. That is why separation and divorce is a term often used to describe all family court cases other than juvenile delinquency or adoption. It includes the below listed practice areas.

Getting Started

Beginning a separation or divorce can be taxing. We've put together a Clients' Guide to help you get started.

Get Started

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