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At the Howze Law Firm, We focus on Family Law and Bankruptcy.


Divorce is stressful.  We get it.  You probably have lots of questions.  We are here to help you develop a plan and help you get through it.  Take your time and look around.  We have included information to answer some of your most frequent questions. 

A Divorce Attorney For You

Divorces are never easy.  Your probably concerned about how your friends and family will react?  How will I tell the children?  Will I lose my assets?  Can I afford it?  It won’t happen overnight, but you can, and you will get through it.  You just have to make the first step.  Schedule a consultation.

Things To Know From Your Divorce Attorney When Considering Divorce In Rock Hill, South Carolina

Knowing Between Fault & No-Fault Divorces

So what is the difference between a fault or no fault divorce?

 

In South Carolina, there are five (5) grounds for divorce that fall under either as fault or no-fault. For your reference, the South Carolina divorce law grounds are stated very clearly in S.C. Code Section 20-3-10.

A “no-fault” is one option of divorce that is granted when the marriage’s success is not directly undermined by the following four (4) fault-based grounds:

Moreover, filing for a no-fault divorce will require you to have lived apart from your spouse for over a year. As opposed to the other four (4) fault-based grounds mentioned above, no fault divorces have increased in popularity for South Carolinians, however, the process that this option might take may be lengthier when compared to a fault based. If you have any questions about fault or no-fault divorce in Rock Hill, SC give our divorce attorney a call today!

Uncontested Divorce Actions

The best resolution to a family court matter happens when all individuals work together for a solution that fits their entire family.  At The Howze Law Firm, our divorce lawyer is committed to working with families to provide a low-cost solution when all parties want to work together or when the divorce action is uncontested.

Uncontested actions mean the parties agree on the issues or do not object to what the other party is seeking in court. If you and your spouse agree on most issues, it may be possible to help you two reach an agreement on all issues with negotiation or mediation.  Divorce or separations normally move through the court faster when there is an agreement.  Connect with our divorce lawyer to learn more about uncontested divorce.

How Long Does The Divorce Process Take?

There are a myriad of factors that can affect the length of a divorce. A divorce that takes up to a year or more may not be uncommon, especially if both spouses do not cooperate. Depending on the spouses’ relationship, how complex the individual case is, its jurisdiction, the financial stakes, if there are any children involved, and so on, all determine the time the divorce process takes.

A divorce lawyer can assist you by filing the necessary paperwork and represent you in court. However, it is the client that will dictate how the divorce attorney will behave and determine what motions to file or discard. Once a Final Order for Divorce is signed and filed, all aspects of marital dissolution are final and cannot be changed.