South Carolina Grounds for Divorce

Code Section
20-3-10 to 440

Residency
One party resident 1 yr.; if both residents when action commenced, then only 3 month requirement.

Waiting Period
Decree cannot be entered until 3 months after filing unless divorce sought on grounds of separation or desertion.

No Fault
Separation (for 1 yr. continuously).

Defenses
Collusion.

Grounds
Adultery; cruelty or violence; desertion for 1 yr.; drug/alcohol addiction; lived apart without cohabitation for 1 year.


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