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What are Grounds for Divorce in SC?

If you are divorcing in South Carolina, you will need to meet certain requirements. For no-fault divorces, couples must prove that they have been living separately continuously for a full year without cohabitation.

South Carolina also provides fault-based divorces. Reasons can include:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion for over a year
  • Habitual intoxication and/or drug use
  • Physical cruelty

There is no requirement that spouses live separate and apart for one-year prior to filing for a fault-based divorce; however, there is a statutory waiting period of three months (or 90 days) from the date of filing until when the divorce can be finalized for all fault-based divorces.

At Finkel Law Firm LLC, we understand that divorce can be difficult, and we are ready to work with you through each step of the process. Our Charleston family law attorneys strive to deliver the highest levels of personalized representation, so you never feel lost or alone throughout your divorce case.

Schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in Charleston SC today. Call (843) 593-0399!

Practical Solutions for Divorce Issues

Divorce proceedings can be long and often complex. This is why it is important that you work with a trusted Charleston family law lawyer who can adequately represent your best interests, inside and outside of court.

Issues that must be addressed during a divorce include:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Property division

In some cases, disputes don't end with the conclusion of a divorce. Issues such as post-divorce modification of a settlement or enforcement of a court order may be required. Whether you are looking to enforce or modify a child support order, or seeking compliance for an award of attorney's fees, Finkel Law Firm LLC is here to help.

Family Law Cases Involving Unmarried Parents

Divorce is never easy. When a marriage dissolves, a couple must face important decisions, including how to resolve distribution of property, assets, child custody, and more. It is important that you make these decisions carefully with the help of an experienced Charleston family law attorney, especially if you have children. The choices you make now can affect your children's well-being in the future.

Why choose Finkel Law Firm LLC to represent your case?

  • Our offices are BBB Accredited
  • Respected by the community since our founding in 1970
  • Collective approach and joint collaboration
  • Personalized attention for each client
  • Attorneys selected for Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers®

We also handle family law cases involving unmarried parents, including paternity issues, child support, visitation, settlement agreements, and more. We work hard to protect your child's best interests and to preserve the relationships of all parties involved.

Schedule a confidential consultation with a divorce lawyer in Charleston SC to learn more about your options. Call (843) 593-0399 today.

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