Dec 03

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:

  1. Adultery
  2. Desertion for a period of more than 1 year
  3. Physical cruelty
  4. Habitual drunkenness or drug use
  5. 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.