Grounds for Divoce

In South Carolina there are five grounds for divorce: separation of the spouses for a least one year (the "no-fault divorce"), adultery, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness (alcohol or narcotic drugs) and desertion. The proof needed to allow the court to grant a divorce on one of these five reasons depends on your circumstances. The lawyer will ask you about your situation and advise you about your case. Testimony from a third party will probably be required. State law requires that a family court judge make a specific finding that reconciliation is not possible before the judge can grant a divorce