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Divorce Lawyer In Columbia

If you have made the decision to end your marriage, it is wise to retain the services of an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Daniel D. Kienker, LLC, in Columbia, we work with residents throughout South Carolina to ensure that they are taking the necessary steps to divorce and that their rights are protected throughout.

Fault And No-Fault Divorce In South Carolina

In order to obtain a no-fault divorce in South Carolina, a married couple must live separate and apart from each other for a full year without cohabitation. The only other option is to file for a "fault" divorce by citing one of these grounds:

  • Adultery
  • Physical cruelty
  • Desertion for a minimum of one year
  • Habitual drunkenness and/or drug abuse

There Is A Short Amount Of Time To Act If Ground For A Fault Divorce Are Established

If grounds for a fault divorce are established, the court may rule within three months from the date of the initial filing. That is an extremely small window of time to address all of the issues that must be addressed, including:

Other Requirements For Obtaining A Divorce In South Carolina

In order to file for divorce in South Carolina, both parties must have lived in the state for a minimum of three months. If both parties do not live in South Carolina, at least one must have lived here for a minimum of one year.

We Understand Complex Military Divorce Cases

Complex laws apply to divorce cases in which one or both parties are members of the military. These impact everything from when a divorce can be granted to child custody and division of assets. Mr. Kienker is a 26-year U.S. Air Force veteran who has a thorough knowledge of military divorce laws.

Contact Our Family Law Attorney

We can review the unique facts of your case and recommend the best steps to take during an initial consultation. Call 803-470-0447 or email us to schedule an appointment with an experienced South Carolina divorce lawyer.

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