What are the grounds for divorce in South Carolina?
Written by: Megan Dell
South Carolina has five grounds for divorce that are set by S.C. Code Ann. Section 20-3-10, and they are:
- Desertion for a period of more than 1 year
- Physical cruelty
- Habitual drunkenness or drug use
- Continuous separation for a period of more than 1 year
Each of these has legal requirements that must be met before the South Carolina Family Court will grant a divorce, and you should talk to an experienced South Carolina attorney to determine which are most applicable for your situation.