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Facing A Divorce? We Can Help You.

You have worked hard during your marriage, either as the primary breadwinner or the support system for your spouse. Just because you are now facing a divorce, it doesn't mean you have to walk away from the life you've been living.

Retirement funds, real estate, business interests and other high-value assets are all up for grabs. Don't take a chance on losing what you've worked so hard to get.

If your marriage is ending, 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 Divorces 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

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

A person cannot file for a divorce in South Carolina unless one of the parties has resided in South Carolina for at least one year prior to the commencement of the action. If both parties are residents, then they must have resided in South Carolina at least three months prior to filing.

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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