More importantly, if you are a candidate for spousal support/alimony, even the perception that you are “dating” or having sexual relations while you are still married could bar you from receiving spousal support/alimony. If you meet one of the South Carolina statutory grounds for divorce, then you can proceed whether your spouse is happy about it or not.That being said, all issues must be resolved before a final divorce decree can be issued. All issues must be resolved before a divorce is finalized in general.*Parties may be able to obtain a divorce 90 days after the date of filing if ALL issues in the case have been resolved on a final basis.It is always important to note that attorneys do not have control over the court docket scheduling.
Parties * obtain a divorce 90 days after the date of filing if a fault-based ground exists and the burden of proof is met to show that the fault-based ground exists.However, if after many attempts fail to locate your spouse, this does not necessarily mean your case cannot move forward.After the final divorce decree is signed by the judge.There are some circumstances where judges will bifurcate issues (divide the issues), but this is not very common because there are many legal pitfalls that could arise.You should contact our South Carolina office for further clarification of these potential pitfalls.