Sep 12

How long does it take to get divorced?

Written by: Megan Dell


How long it takes to get divorced depends on a number of factors. The grounds for divorce, whether you and your spouse agree on the terms of your divorce, and how scheduling is handled in the county where your divorce is filed.

In South Carolina, divorces on most fault grounds cannot be granted until at least three months after the filing of the action. The available “no fault” ground requires separation for at least 1 year before a divorce can be granted, but you can resolve all other issues like property division, alimony, and child custody before the 1-year separation is over.

Even with contested issues, most cases can be resolved within 18 to 24 months.