To file for divorce in South Carolina, there must be grounds for divorce. There are four cause-based grounds: adultery, physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness and desertion. Additionally, if the parties have lived separately for at least one year, they may file for a no-fault divorce.
Determining whether you have grounds for a divorce can be confusing without a lawyer’s help. At Braddock Law Firm, LLC, our attorney will discuss your circumstances with you and explain your options. We understand that this is a difficult decision and that you will have many questions. We will ensure that you have the information you need to decide how to move forward.
Guiding Clients Through The Divorce Process
During the divorce process, you must address issues such as how to divide the marital estate and whether one party will receive alimony, and if so, how much. If children are involved, child custody, visitation and child support must also be resolved.
Mediation can be a valuable tool for working through these issues. Depending on where you file, the court may require mediation. You may also choose to use mediation if it is not court-ordered. It is a less stressful way to resolve legal matters than going to trial. As a family court mediator, attorney Bryan W. Braddock can represent you in mediation as your attorney and help guide you to a fair and reasonable resolution.
Unfortunately, negotiation and mediation do not work for every divorce. Some cases can only be resolved at trial. Bryan is an experienced trial lawyer who will vigorously protect your rights and advocate for you in the courtroom, when necessary.