What Are the Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina?

As divorce attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, clients frequently ask us what are the grounds for divorce in South Carolina. In South Carolina, there are five (5) grounds for divorce: (1) adultery, (2) habitual drunkenness or narcotics abuse, (3) physical cruelty, (4) desertion for a period of one year, and (5) one year’s continuous separation … Read more

Is South Carolina a Community Property State?

As family law attorneys in Charleston, SC, we’ve been asked whether South Carolina is a community property state. The short answer is “no.” However, South Carolina is called an “equitable division,” sometimes referred to as a “separate property,” state. In most long marriages, the split will not be far from 50/50. In shorter marriages, it … Read more

Divorcing in South Carolina When Your Spouse Lives in Another State

Oftentimes, our divorce lawyers in Charleston deal with cases where both spouses have lived in South Carolina for years. In these family court cases, it’s clear that South Carolina is the proper state for filing the divorce. However, sometimes the other spouse lives in another state. In these cases, it’s important to understand the laws … Read more