Divorce in Summerville, SC 

In South Carolina, there are two different processes for being granted a divorce.

  1. Fault Divorce

    • Adultery: In order to prove adultery you must prove opportunity and inclination. This is normally proved by testimony of a Private Investigator as well as evidence of phone calls, texts, emails, etc. from the cheating spouse

    • Habitual Alcohol or Drug Abuse: This is often hard to prove without a showing that the alcohol or drug abuse is affecting employment and life functions

    • Habitual Physical Abuse: Generally you must prove a pattern of physical abuse but a single incident can be sufficient if there are significant injuries. 

    • Abandonment: This cause is very uncommon now that South Carolina recognizes 1 year of separation as a no fault basis for divorce

  2. No Fault Divorce

  3. Defenses to Fault Divorce

    • Reconciliation​: When the non-offending spouse resumes the marital relationship the spouse cannot then file for divorce based on the previous actions of the offending spouse

    • Condonation: When the non-offending spouse has knowledge of the cause of divorce and allows the action to continue affectivly condoning the actions of the offending spouse

If you are considering divorce the attorneys of Templeton Mims & Ward are here to help. The legal process can be incredibly confusing at times but it is our job to help you navigate those legal issues to get you the results that you and your child deserve. 

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Templeton Mims & Ward in Summerville, South Carolina, represents clients throughout the Low Country, including Charleston County, Berkeley County, Dorchester County, Calhoun County, Colleton County, Beaufort County, Georgetown County, and Orangeburg County, including communities such as Charleston, Summerville, Daniel Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Moncks Corner, Beaufort, Hannahan, Goose Creek, St. George, Walterboro, and North Charleston, SC.

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