Subject to South Carolina residency requirements, and a separation period of at least one year, a no-fault uncontested divorce can be filed in South Carolina by either spouse to end the marital relationship. Upon completing a South Carolina divorce, the parties are restored back to the status of single persons. The court may also issue any necessary orders for child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support (alimony) and the award or division (equitable apportionment) of marital and separate assets and debts.
LegalZoom can assist you in creating the documents to file for and complete an uncontested South Carolina divorce.
A divorce is uncontested if you and your spouse can agree on major issues such as property division, alimony, custody, visitation and child support, cooperate in the document preparation and filing process and are able to enter into a written agreement resolving all issues. On the other hand, a divorce is contested where court intervention is required to resolve your case because your spouse cannot agree on one or more of the major issues, cannot cooperate throughout the process, and are unable to enter into a written agreement resolving all issues.