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Divorce Grounds in South Carolina

Divorce grounds in South Carolina are divided into:

No-Fault Divorce Grounds in South Carolina

There is only one no-fault divorce ground in South Carolina, which is:

Separation without Cohabitation

Separation is the most common divorce ground in South Carolina. After one year’s separation without cohabitation, both spouses can file for a divorce decree in a divorce court.

Fault Divorce Grounds in South Carolina

Fault divorce grounds in South Carolina are:

Adultery

Adultery is a fault divorce ground in South Carolina. If your spouse is having sexual relations with a paramour, you can get a divorce from him or her on this divorce ground.

Desertion for One Year

Desertion by your spouse for one year or more is a ground for divorce in South Carolina. On this divorce ground in South Carolina, both you and your spouse can claim divorce.

Habitual Drunkenness

If your spouse is a habitual drunkard or drug addict and you do not want to live with him or her, you can obtain divorce under this divorce ground in South Carolina.

Physical Cruelty

Cruel treatment includes physical and mental torture or harassment. If you are bearing with any or all of these, you can get a divorce under this fault divorce ground in South Carolina.

Contact a professional divorce attorney or divorce lawyer for detailed information regarding divorce grounds in South Carolina.

 
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