Our Divorce Lawyers can help you navigate your Uncontested Divorce.
At Moorhead LeFevre P.A., our Divorce Lawyers will help you arrange your uncontested divorce as quickly and efficiently as possible. A divorce can be classified as no-fault or based on specific grounds in addition to being contested or uncontested. An Uncontested Divorce, or “simple divorce,” is one in which both spouses agree on all the issues required to end the marriage.
An Uncontested Divorce is much simpler than a contested divorce and can take as little as two to three months.For free and impartial advice, contact us today.
In Order to File for an Uncontested Divorce in South Carolina, You Must Meet the Following Requirements:
- Residency: Both parties in the Divorce must have lived in the state of South Carolina for at least three months before you can file for divorce. If one spouse lives in another state, then the other spouses must have lived in South Carolina for a year before the filing date.
- Year-long Separation: In order to qualify for the only grounds for divorce in South Carolina that doesn’t rely on one spouse’s misconduct, you and your spouse must live separate and apart for at least one continuous year. Separate bedrooms in the same house do not count for the requirement.
- Property Agreement: Both spouses must reach an agreement on how to divide property and debt if there is marital property or debts.
- No children or an agreed upon arrangement for care: If there are children of the marriage, then you and your spouse must have an agreed upon arrangement for child custody, visitation and child support.
Once these requirements are reached and paperwork is filed, both spouses must submit financial declarations to be put on file. The agreement must be put in writing and approved by a family court.
The divorce case has to be filed with the courts once the agreement is ready. Then, you must request a hearing and be present at your court date. Once the hearing is complete, your divorce is finalized when the judge signs the order.
Receive Proper Legal Advice for your Uncontested Divorce with Moorhead LeFevre, P.A.
When you and your partner are ready to proceed with your Uncontested Divorce, please contact our office for a free initial consultation. Simple Divorces are still complex legal procedures, and enlisting the help of an experienced Simple Divorce Attorney will make the process much easier.