What is a South Carolina Separation Agreement, and What Can It Do?

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our experienced South Carolina family law attorneys understand that all spouses seeking a divorce in the Palmetto State must live separately for one year before proceeding with the legal dissolution of their marriage.

During that time, most couples must outline the details of their divorce using a comprehensive and legally binding separation agreement. A separation agreement is a valuable tool that provides clarity, structure, and legal protections for both spouses as they navigate the separation process.


This agreement is designed to protect their future and ensure a smooth transition.

Here, we discuss what a separation agreement can do for you.

What Does a South Carolina Separation Agreement Do?

An Order of Separate Maintenance and Support, or separation agreement for short, includes decisions surrounding points of contention between you and your spouse, starting as soon as you decide to divorce.

Separation agreements can include details regarding:

A temporary separation agreement will settle these critical matters and help build the framework for future decisions until the one-year period has passed to seek the divorce.

A separation agreement is a voluntary agreement entered into by both spouses. While it is not required by law, it can clarify and structure the separation process, especially when complex financial or child-related issues arise.

Once both spouses sign, the separation agreement becomes legally binding. It is enforceable in court, and it’s crucial to note that failure to comply with its terms can result in significant legal consequences.

Contact our David W. Martin Law Group Family Law Attorneys in South Carolina Today.

Don’t navigate the complexities of divorce alone. Call (803)-548-2468 to contact our David W. Martin Law Group family law attorneys in South Carolina today. We are here to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process, giving you the confidence to move forward.


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