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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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

Stillinger Investigations
1416 Park Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-400-1974


A Woman's Touch, LLC
Florence "Gypsy" Burns
214 River Oaks
Piedmont, SC 29673
Telephone: 864-326-5823   


Real Estate

RMF team @ KW Realty
Rozalyn Franklin
140 Wildewood Park Dr
Columbia, SC 29223
Counties Served: Richland, Kershaw, Lexington
Phone: 803-318-6412

The home is usually the biggest asset. Helping divorced woman get through the financial decisions of selling the family home is a something that needs to handled correctly. Being a Certified Divorce Real Estate Expert and a short sale foreclosure resource, I am trained to assist.


Divorce Support Groups

Meetup Groups
Find various divorce support and recovery groups, as well as groups for single moms.

Find more local support groups by visiting www.WomansDivorce.com/divorce-groups.html 


Domestic Violence Resources

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


South Carolina Divorce 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


 Copyright | Updated July 1, 2019

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