Going through a divorce is hard for every family. We’re here to help. Our attorneys will help you navigate through this difficult and emotional event. The attorneys at Stratton & Reynolds can assist you in not only filing for divorce but also in navigating the complex issues that surround divorces such as equitable division of property, alimony, child custody, child support, and visitation schedules. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
In order to file for divorce in South Carolina, unlike in many other states, you must state the grounds upon which you are getting divorced. These include adultery, habitual drunkenness (or use of illegal drugs), physical cruelty, desertion, or separation for at least a year. We can help you to file all of the paperwork needed to get the process started, and we will zealously fight for you and your rights.
Filing for a divorce is a time-consuming and document intensive process that can take as long as a year. Typically, you will have a temporary hearing shortly after filing to decide what will be done between that point and your final hearing. This is when items such as temporary custody, child support, who gets to use the marital home, and other important issues are decided for the immediate future.
Several months later, a final hearing will be scheduled in which you’ll have a full trial, which can sometimes take several days, in which you state which each side wants and argue why they should get it. In order to fully get what you deserve, you need to hire attorneys familiar with the law and courtroom procedure. Our attorneys can help. Not only do we understand how the process works, but we know how to put together all of the evidence you will need to fully support your claims.
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If you are considering filing for divorce, call our office to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys so you can discuss your options and rights. We are willing to set appointments early in the mornings, in the evenings, or on the weekends to accommodate your busy schedule.