Divorce in the Modern World: I do. I did. I’m done.

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Divorce in the Modern World

Divorce in the modern world is considered a “traumatic life event” by psychologists and is viewed second only to a death in the family as a major life stressor.

Divorce Statistics

Although the U.S. Census Bureau has found that divorce rates in general have been dropping since 1996, there are still approximately 876,000 every year in the U.S. That’s 2,400 divorces per day. If you are in a situation where you are looking at divorce, planning and knowledge can help protect you, your assets, and your future.

You need a lawyer that will be with you in every step of the way. Financial issues, including joint property and debts, can make the process feel overwhelming. By providing compassionate and candid legal counsel, we will help you get through your divorce and onto your next stage in life.

Divorce in SC

Every state has different rules regarding the dissolution of marriage. For example, South Carolina grants fault and no-fault divorce, depending on the situation. Courts only recognize four issues as grounds for a fault divorce in South Carolina: adultery, physical abuse, desertion, or alcohol/drug abuse.

A no-fault divorce is based on irreconcilable differences, but the spouses must have separated and lived apart for at least a year before filing.


Using our firm to help you with this process can help protect you and set yourself up for your new future – and your new life. Divorce is hard; getting divorced doesn’t have to be.

Interested in hiring Dana Adkins Law? The process begins with a consultation. Contact my office today to get started.