Divorce Attorney in Rock Hill
Divorce laws in South Carolina can be confusing and complex. Divorce may require proving fault, equitable distribution of assets, spousal support, child custody/visitation decisions and child support. Each person who comes to us looking for guidance has their own set of circumstances that may add further complications. Whether you believe your divorce will be simple or complex, Nathan Sheldon has the experience to help guide you through the legal process. He will provide clear advice during a time of emotional stress.
Call 803-909-9343 now to schedule your consultation.
South Carolina Divorce Laws
There are no “quickie” divorces in South Carolina. In South Carolina a divorce can be granted on a “fault” or “no fault” basis. A judge may determine “fault” by one person based on the following reasons:
- physical abuse or cruelty
- habitual drug or alcohol abuse
- desertion for a year or more.
If none of these grounds for divorce exist or can be proven, then the couple must live apart for at least one year before the court will grant a “no fault” divorce.
Legal Matters Involved in Divorce
Before a divorce can be finalized there are often a number of legal matters that need to be decided. These include:
- dividing the property you jointly own
- spousal support or alimony
- whether child custody will be joint or only one parent will have custody
- child support arrangements and visitation arrangements.
In some cases, the separating spouses may be able to quickly come to an agreement. If not, determining an equitable solution will require mediation and possibly litigation. If your case requires mediation or litigation, it is important that you have an attorney working for you that has experience presenting your case before a mediator or family court judge. Nathan Sheldon is an experienced litigator you can count on when you and your spouse cannot reach an agreement.
Call to Consult a Rock Hill Divorce Attorney
Please call 803-909-9343 to schedule a consultation in our Rock Hill office.