Helping You Navigate Divorce Smoothly and Amicably
An uncontested divorce means that you and your spouse agree on all legal matters, including property division, custody, and support, and don't need a judge to decide for you. But even an uncontested divorce in SC may require the assistance of an attorney, especially if you and your spouse don't have much legal knowledge or experience with the divorce process. Our attorneys at Fender Law Firm can help you navigate a smooth, fast, uncontested divorce that accurately reflects and accounts for your family's wants and needs. If you and your spouse run into a disagreement during the divorce process, we can use mediation to help you resolve the dispute and avoid going to court. Give us a call today at 843-379-4888 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with our Beaufort, SC, divorce attorneys.
What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?
Grounds for Divorce in South Carolina
Why Seek an Uncontested Divorce?
An uncontested divorce is a more favorable process for many divorcing couples than a contested divorce. Of course, you can't always control your spouse's level of agreement regarding divorce matters. But pursuing an uncontested divorce can provide several benefits for your family.
Allow for Open Communication About Divorce Issues
If you and your spouse are willing to compromise on certain issues that may be important to you, you can remain in full control of the outcomes of your divorce rather than leaving the decision to a judge.
Issues like property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support may just be tasks on the judge's docket for the day, but they're issues that significantly affect you, your spouse, and your family as a whole. Taking the time to reach a decision yourselves can help you keep your family's wants and needs at the center.
Keep Your Private Affairs Confidential
Enjoy a More Relaxed Divorce Process
The Uncontested Divorce Process in South Carolina
If you and your spouse have lived apart for one year and agree on the issues within your divorce, you can follow these steps to complete an uncontested divorce in South Carolina.
1. File a Complaint with the Family Court Division
3. Request a Final Divorce Hearing
2. Serve the Papers to Your Spouse
4. Finalize the Divorce
FAQs About Uncontested Divorce in South Carolina
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Proudly serving the Beaufort community for three generations
We bring over 25 years of experience to your case and will work patiently and tirelessly to bring you peace of mind.
Our roots run deep and date back to the Dowling & Dowling firm founded in 1941. Attorney Addison Fender continued his family's legacy in 2010 when he and his wife Tracy, one of the county's most experienced paralegals, opened Fender Law Firm. Guided by the practice's long standing values of compassion, honesty and fairness, our highly skilled team offers family legal services in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, including Beaufort County, Jasper County, Colleton County, Hampton County, and Allendale County. Beaufort, Blufton, Hilton Head and surrounding areas.