File Your Divorce Now
To file for divorce in the State of South Carolina, one or both spouses will need to have lived in South Carolina for a certain amount of time--based on other determining factors. These requirements will need to be met whether you utilize a do-it-yourself divorce service or you file for divorce in a courtroom with a lawyer present. In any case, only one of the following residency requirements must be met.
South Carolina is a no-fault divorce state where divorce can be filed without stating that one party is "at fault" or to blame for the dissolution of the marriage. The grounds for a no-fault divorce is living separately without cohabitation for one year or more.
In South Carolina, the best interests of the child are always at the forefront of decisions that are made. Joint or sole custody may be granted. Joint legal custody can give both parents the ability to contribute to the decision making process and upbringing of the child. Joint legal custody can exist, and one parent can still be the primary caregiver and have the child the majority of the time with the other parent having a parenting schedule. Joint physical custody exists when both parents have the children for an equal or near-equal time.
The state-standard child support guidelines in South Carolina apply in nearly every case, barring exceptional circumstances. When child support is calculated, both parents’ gross income and the expenses related to caring for the child are taken to account. Support continues until the child reaches age 18 and it can extend further through until the child completes secondary education.
In the State of South Carolina, there may be additional filing fees in addition to the affordable costs of using BuyDivorcePapers.com. For more information about those costs, contact your local courthouse directly.