Divorce Timeline in South Carolina

The divorce timeline in South Carolina depends on several factors: Whether you are seeking a fault-based on no-fault divorce Whether you can agree with your spouse about the issues related to divorce The court’s schedule, your spouse’s responsiveness, and other factors One-Year Separation Period No-fault divorces require a one-year separation period. This is generally the longest part of the divorce process. Fortunately, there are many things you can handle during this period. First, make sure you are actually living in totally separate residences for a continuous one-year period. Next, you can try to negotiate the terms of a separation agreement. The main issues to settle are alimony, property division, child custody, and child support. If you can agree on these issues without going to court, you’ll save a lot of time, money, and stress. However, settlement isn’t always possible when there’s a lot of assets at stake or both parents want primary…

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