South Carolina Introduces Legislation to Expand Grounds for Divorce

by admin on April 10, 2019

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Legislators in South Carolina are considering new grounds for divorce in the state.

Currently in South Carolina, the only grounds for divorce are adultery, one year of separation, habitual drug or alcohol abuse, or physical cruelty.

Although the new proposed divorce law doesn’t legalize no-fault divorces, it does drastically widen the legitimate reasons for a marriage split.

The first change allows a spouse to leave his or her partner if that partner is using illegal or illicit drugs.

Divorce laws in Thailand allow for 12 grounds for divorce in contested cases, including adultery, misconduct, physical harm, among others.

More importantly, though, it grants legal grounds for divorce to those who are mistreated by a spouse both physically¬†and¬†mentally, including damaging a spouse’s happiness or creating a living environment that is intolerable.

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