Grounds for Divorce
The spouses may file for a divorce referring to the specific grounds for divorce recognized by the state family law. In South Carolina, both fault-based and no-fault grounds are recognized. Fault grounds for divorce point out the spouse's wrongdoing. The plaintiff must prove any of the outlined grounds before the court. These grounds are adultery, alcohol or drug addiction, physical cruelty, and one-year desertion of the spouse.
The no-fault ground doesn't need any evidence. In South Carolina, the only no-fault ground for divorce is "living apart without cohabitation continuously for one year or more." If the spouses meet this condition, they may state that they want to get a divorce and will not be required to prove anything.