No Fault Divorce

No Fault Divorce

Divorce with dignity is one of our core values at Christine M. Howard. We want to help couples work through their divorce with as little stress as possible. We understand that divorce is not easy. We understand that there are a lot of emotions involved. We also know that many couples just want to be able to move on with their lives easily. We want to help you do that.

Divorce with Dignity Through No-Fault Divorce

If you are considering divorce you might want to consider a no-fault divorce. The state of South Carolina recognizes five grounds for divorce: adultery, desertion, habitual drunkenness or narcotics abuse, physical cruelty, and finally what is known as no-fault. In a no-fault divorce all a spouse has to do is give any reason that the state honors for the divorce, the most commonly given reasons being “irreconcilable differences” or an “irreparable breakdown of the marriage.” In this type of divorce you don’t have to prove anything to the court. You and your spouse simply come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce and file it with the court.

More Control, More Personal

A no-fault divorce gives you and your spouse more control over the outcome. In other types of divorce the court is ultimately the one that decides on the terms and issues surrounding your divorce. But, in a no-fault divorce, you are able to make all of the decisions yourself. This allows for the divorce to work out so it meets both of your needs. It is more personal and grants you and your spouse more dignity.

Better for Children

Because a no-fault divorce gives you more control and makes the outcome more personal, it is ultimately better for children. Divorce will always be hard for children. But because of the dignity in a no-fault divorce children will be able to adjust better. There is less time in court and often less of a battle between spouses. No-fault divorce prevents the ugly, drawn-out battles between the parents that leave lasting, negative impressions on the children.

We Want to Help You

At Christine M. Howard we want to help you end your marriage with as much dignity as possible. We know that is no easy task. But we believe through a no-fault divorce, you and your spouse can move on with your lives with your dignity in tact.