Tactful Divorce & Separation Attorney Serving Greenville Clients

person signing a divorce agreementThere are countless reasons why couples divorce, ranging from broken promises to a simple erosion of love and affection. Whatever your specific reason, we can help you end your marriage in the most efficient and stress-free manner possible. Our attorneys have over 45 years of combined experience helping spouses untangle the mess and move forward with their separate lives and can do the same for you.

No-Fault Divorce

The state of South Carolina allows couples to file for either a no-fault or an at-fault (also known as uncontested or contested, respectively) divorce. An uncontested divorce does not place blame for the dissolution on either party and typically cites “irreconcilable differences” as the cause. In order to file for a no-fault divorce, the couple must be able to demonstrate that they have not cohabited in the same residence for at least one year.

At-Fault Divorce

The other option is to file for an at-fault divorce. In order to sue your spouse for fault in your divorce, you must be able to prove they did any of the following things during your marriage:

  • Committed adultery
  • Engaged in habitual drunkenness or drug use
  • Committed acts of aggression or abuse
  • Committed desertion by leaving you with no communication of their intentions or actions

Will I have to pay my spouse alimony?

In some cases, yes. If you earned significantly more money than your spouse throughout the duration of your marriage, you may be required to pay spousal support. The courts will also take into account your marital standard of living, whether or not children are involved, and many other factors. We can help you estimate whether or not you will be ordered to pay alimony and if so, what that may look like.

Ronald S. Clement Attorney At Law helps individuals considering divorce or separation get through this difficult process and onto better lives. Contact our Greenville office today at (864) 233-6225 to schedule a consultation with a caring and effective lawyer.