Dating during separation south carolina

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The husband and wife may simply choose to remain separated.

Technically, there is no such thing in South Carolina as a "Legal Separation".

The short answer in no you cannot without a court order.

Rather it is called an Order of Separation and Maintenance that is issued by the family court judge.

Separation simply means that you and your spouse no longer live together.

In South Carolina, you cannot file divorce papers before separating from your spouse except in rare cases when you are still living together but filing on the grounds of physical cruelty, habitual drunkenness or adultery.

To file for divorce on the “no-fault” basis of one year of continuous separation, you and your spouse must live in separate residences for a full year.

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