In South Carolina there is no immediate no-fault divorce. One or more of the following grounds must exist in order for spouses to divorce each other: Adultery; Desertion for a period of one year; Physical cruelty; Habitual Drunkenness /Drug Abuse; or One Year Separation. South Carolina does not recognize mental cruelty or irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce. If the Spouses do not have grounds for divorce, your attorney can file an action for Separate and Support in which the Court can address all issues addressed by Family Court in an action for divorce except for the sole issue of divorce.
A contested divorce can be very emotionally taxing to those involved. That is why it is critical to have competent legal representation who knows the law and can help you proceed efficiently and effectively. The decision to divorce can be a difficult one to make, particularly if children are involved. The stress of going through a divorce can be overwhelming and will likely lead to other life changes. Knowing that your attorney is experienced with your legal matter can be a tremendous relief. The Law Office of Jason G. Soper handles all matters relating to the dissolution of marriage.