South Carolina Divorce

The following information is a resource on South Carolina divorce law. You can also find divorce lawyers and professionals, divorce forms, child support guidelines and worksheets. In addition to the resources listed below, you can find more general help and information in our various divorce articles throughout the site.

Divorce Lawyers

LaMantia Law Firm, LLC
Anthony LaMantia
81 Vincent Dr
Mt. Pleasant, SC  29464
Counties served: Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester
Phone: (843) 724-6363

Experienced and dedicated family law and divorce attorney serving the people of Mt. Pleasant and Charleston, SC area.

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Pre-screened attorneys in your area will review your case and contact you for an initial consultation if they can handle your case. 

Do It Yourself Forms and Online Options

Divorce Document Service - Get your completed uncontested divorce documents without having to retain a lawyer! 3StepDivorce can help you prepare the required paperwork and customize everything to your situation. You'll also have different ways to get customer support, plus you can get assess to several downloadable books covering many topics that may need to be addressed in your divorce. Find out more about doing your SC online divorce.

Separation Agreements - This guided service helps you build your separation agreement based on your unique situation. You can save and print your documents so they can be signed and filed with the court. Click here to access separation forms.

Dividing Retirement Plans  - QdroDesk is a simple, user-friendly, and accurate way to create the supporting documents and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders needed to divide retirement accounts during a divorce. Prepare Your Own QDRO Papers Online 

Divorce and Parenting Services

We have a variety of parenting and divorce solutions, including educational programs to help divorcing parents, legal alternatives for Christian couples to structure a settlement agreement, and more. Discover what is available at our Parenting & Divorce Resources

Private Investigators

Byrd, Stillinger & Associates
1416 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-400-1974
Fax: 803-400-1975

A Woman's Touch, LLC
Florence "Gypsy" Burns
214 River Oaks
Piedmont, SC 29673
Telephone: 864-306-7972  

Divorce Support Groups

Charleston Center for Women offers an informal divorce support group for women only in the Charleston area. Get together with other gals who know what you're going through. These are offered through the Brown Bag Lunch Series. Call ­ (843) 763-7333 to find out more.

St Philip Neri, New Beginnings
292 Munn Rd
Fort Mill, SC  29715
Phone: 803-341-2565
New Beginnings is a self-help program for individuals who are experiencing the pain and loss of a marriage.  While this program is based on the National Catholic Divorce Ministry series ‘Divorce and Beyond’, ALL FAITHS ARE WELCOME. The main responsibility for what happens during the sessions rests solely with the group itself.  This is a closed group, meaning once the group forms no new members can be added after the second week.  You are encouraged to participate in ALL sessions.  This no cost program consist of 11 sessions beginning September 6th at 6:30pm to 8pm consisting of times of reflection and sharing.

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Domestic Violence Resources

SC Domestic Violence Advocacy Program - You can find local shelters and hotline, as well as other resources. 

South Carolina Divorce Laws

South Carolina Code of Laws
Divorce Statutes - Title 20

Children's Code - Title 63

Section number for specific topics:

  • Annulment - SECTION 20-1-550
  • Residency requirements to file for divorce - SECTION 20-3-30
  • Where to file for a divorce - SECTION 20-3-60
  • Grounds for divorce (adultery, desertion, physical cruelty, alcohol or drug addiction, separation for 1 year) - SECTION 20-3-10
  • Legal separation - SECTION 20-3-140
  • Marital and separate property - SECTION 20-3-630
  • Property division in divorce - SECTION 20-3-620
  • Alimony / spousal support - SECTION 20-3-130
  • Name change / resumption of former name - SECTION 20-3-180
  • Care, custody and maintenance of children - SECTION 20-3-160
  • De facto custodian - SECTION 63-15-60
  • Child support - SECTION 63-17-470
  • Orders for support subject to withholding - SECTION 63-17-1420

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