In order to file for divorce in South Carolina you must claim that one of five grounds applies to your case. The five grounds for divorce in South Carolina are adultery, habitual drunkenness, physical cruelty, abandonment. and no fault. To file for a no-fault divorce you and your spouse must have lived separately for at least one year.
Divorces in South Carolina are handled by Family Courts. Family Court Judges have jurisdiction over all aspects of the divorce including separation, child custody, child visitation, child support, spousal support and alimony, and division of marital property and debts.
To file for divorce in a South Carolina Family Court, you will need the following South Carolina divorce forms. You may not need all of the forms.
South Carolina Divorce Instructions
South Carolina Family Court Coversheet
South Carolina Certificate of Exemption
South Carolina Summons For Divorce
South Carolina Complaint For Divorce
South Carolina Final Declaration
South Carolina Motion and Affidavit to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
South Carolina Acceptance of Service
South Carolina Affidavit of Service by Mailing
South Carolina Affidavit of Default For Divorce
South Carolina Request for Hearing
South Carolina Affidavit of Service by Mailing (Notice of Hearing)
South Carolina Report of Divorce or Annulment of Marriage
South Carolina Final Order of Divorce
South Carolina Judgment in a Family Court Case
Other forms are available from the court and may be required to continue or finalize your case.
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