Greenville Divorce Lawyer
Get Powerful Legal Assistance for Your Divorce Case
No matter how it begins, divorce is nearly always a painful and difficult process for all the parties involved. We understand that it’s a trying time for you and your children, and our Greenville divorce attorney at David W. Martin Attorney at Law, LLC will strive to make the process easier by offering personalized legal assistance for your case.
During a divorce, there are many challenges waiting for both parties – and without strong legal representation, you may not be able to protect your future assets or child visitation rights. Whether your divorce is fault or no-fault, Attorney David Martin will stand by your side and provide the dedicated advocacy that you need.
Call (803) 590-1958 to get started with a case evaluation in Greenville or surrounding areas.
Understanding the Grounds for South Carolina Divorce
In South Carolina, you must decide whether you are filing for a fault-based divorce or a “no-fault divorce,” as state law requires you to cite one of five grounds for legal divorce. In order to qualify for the no-fault divorce requirement, you must have been living apart from your spouse without cohabitation for at least one full year.
However, if you are pursuing a fault divorce, you may only cite one of the following 4 reasons:
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Desertion by your partner (for at least one year)
- Domestic violence (or “cruelty”)
- Adultery and infidelity
In a fault divorce, one spouse must allege that the other spouse led to the dissolution of their marriage. It can be incredibly upsetting and challenging to go through a fault-based divorce, especially if you contest the grounds that your spouse has alleged. With the right attorney by your side, however, you will be more likely to enter the legal process with confidence.
Common Issues in Divorce
Aside from the question of fault or no-fault divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will also have to review several important decisions, particularly when you have children together. In some cases, you may be able to resolve these disputes during mediation, which can shorten the time you spend in divorce court.
Some of the most common divorce-related disputes include:
- Child custody
- Alimony or spousal support
- Property division
- Child custody and visitation issues
As a trained and certified mediator, Attorney David Martin can help you explore mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution, as well as provide top-tier representation in court. If you’re unsure what to expect in your Greenville divorce case, we’re ready to help you explore your legal options and secure a positive future for yourself and your family.
Contact David W. Martin Attorney at Law, LLC today for more information.
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