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With 123DivorceMe you complete ALL the required South Carolina specific forms and Marital Settlement Agreement online yourself without the cost of a lawyer. In less than 1 hour you can have your completed divorce forms ready for signing, addressing property/debt division, custody, support, name changes, and more. Instantly print your completed paperwork from your own computer, sign, and file for divorce today.
Residency Requirements: 1 year
Where to File: County in which the Plaintiff or Defendant resides
No-Fault Grounds: Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 1 year
Filing Spouse: Plaintiff
Non-Filing Spouse: Defendant
Court Title: In the State of South Caroling, The Family Court of the ( ) Judicial Circuit
Waiting Period to Re-Marry: None
You or your spouse must meet the South Carolina residency requirements for the District Court to have jurisdiction of your case. The requirements before filing your Complaint for Divorce (the document that initiates your divorce) are as follows:
The spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of South Carolina for at least 1 year, unless both spouses are residents, in which case the spouse filing must only have been a resident for 3 months. There is a required 90-day delay from the time of filing to the time of the final decree of divorce. The divorce may be filed for in: (1) the county where the defendant resides; (2) the county where the plaintiff resides if the defendant does not live in South Carolina or cannot be found; or (3) the county where the spouses last lived together if both still live in South Carolina.
In order to use this service, you and your spouse must agree (or eventually agree) on getting the divorce. Your spouse's participation is minimal, being he or she will only have to sign a few documents and return them to you for filing with the court.
The most common "uncontested" ground for divorce in South Carolina is:
Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 1 year.
All of your documents will be current according to South Carolina statutes and will address over 100 issues. A few of these issues are; assets, property, current debts, future debts, insurances, retirement and pension accounts, spousal support/alimony, real estate, small businesses, tax filings, name changes, and professional fees. If you have children, our service will also address physical and legal custody arrangements, visitation schedules, child support, and health and medical coverage.
If you desire, you can visit the South Carolina State Website for more information about South Carolina divorce laws.
Family Court Cover Sheet
Certificate of Exemption
Complaint for Divorce
Motion and Affidavit to proceed In Forma Pauperis
Affidavit of Service
Application and Affidavit of Default
Request for a Hearing
Final Decree of Divorce
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Form 0692
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