South Carolina Divorce Lawyers
Divorce Attorneys Serving Fort Mill & York, SC
Having a competent South Carolina divorce lawyer can help guide you through the process and provide effective representation. Our team of York and Fort Mill attorneys at Krusch & Sellers, P.A. can provide sound legal counsel.
Contact our team at (704) 343-8811 for more information.
In South Carolina, there are certain things must be proven in order to be granted a divorce from your spouse. A large number of divorces in South Carolina are granted on the no-fault ground of the two spouses living separate and apart for a period of one year.
The other grounds are fault based and can include:
- Physical abuse or cruelty
- Habitual alcohol or drug use
A party must prove very specific facts in order to be granted a divorce on any of the five grounds. Requesting a divorce based on living apart for one year even requires what is called a “corroborating witness” who can testify that the two spouses have lived apart for an entire year prior to filing.
Other Aspects for Filing for Divorce
When filing for a divorce or separation in South Carolina, you will need to determine if there are other legal issues that need to be brought before the judge such as Custody, Child Support, Alimony, or Property Division. Certain issues cannot be addressed by the Court after a divorce has been granted, so it is important to understand the process prior to filing for a divorce or separation. The Court can resolve issues related to alimony, property division, and child support on a permanent basis at any time after the lawsuit has been filed and served.
Many people settle some or all their issues without requiring a judge to make the final decision. However, agreements between parties are still approved by the Court, rendering a hearing necessary for approval. Contested cases with no settled issues will be decided by a family court judge after a full trial on the issues.
Our firm can provide you with experienced representation, learn more by calling us at (704) 343-8811.