Grounds For Divorce In South Carolina

If you're considering divorce, the first thing you need to know is what makes you eligible. In South Carolina, there are five grounds for divorce:

  • Living apart for at least one year
  • Adultery
  • Cruelty
  • Habitual drinking or drug problems
  • Abandonment

The first ground is the basis for "no-fault divorce." While living apart, before filing for divorce, you can also seek the court's determination on issues such as alimony (spousal support), child support and custody and property division.

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Divorce is rarely an easy process. It involves countless life changes on a small and large scale. From a legal perspective, divorce is a significant transition with many moving parts. Seemingly minor issues can have a big impact on the outcome. As a result, your future may hinge on the quality of legal representation you receive throughout the process.

At The Law Office of Kenneth M. Mathews in Columbia, you will find experienced and compassionate legal guidance. We understand the major shifts you are facing in all aspects of life. Our goal is to help you accomplish your goals through a strategic and tailored approach.

With nearly 40 years of experience helping people successfully navigate the divorce process, our lead divorce attorney has a well-established and respected reputation throughout the Columbia area.

We handle all aspects of divorce, separation, child custody and related family law issues. Our attorney also serves as a mediator in family law cases. This background gives him greater insight into effective problem-solving strategies for complex issues.

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