Recent figures showed the number of families headed by cohabiting couples up by 30 per cent in a decade and more than doubling since the mid-1990s.
Strikingly, the latest divorce figures also offer further evidence that younger couples who do marry are now less likely to divorce than their parents’ generation.
Papers shall be filed in the Court of Common Pleas in the county where either spouse resides.
[Based on South Carolina Code of Laws Section 20-3-30 and 20-3-60]LEGAL GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE: A divorce may be granted only on the following grounds:[Based on South Carolina Code of Laws Section 20-3-10]LEGAL SEPARATION: In all actions for separate support and maintenance, legal separation, or other marital litigation between the parties, allowances of alimony and suit money and allowances of alimony and suit money pendente lite shall be made according to the principles controlling such allowance and actions for divorce.
[Based on South Carolina Code of Laws Section 20-3-140]PROPERTY DISTRIBUTION: The court shall make a final equitable apportionment between the parties of the parties' marital property upon request by either party in the pleadings.
When only one spouse resides in the state , the plaintiff must have resided in this State for at least one year prior to the commencement of the action or, if the plaintiff is a nonresident, the defendant must have so resided in this State for this period.The gap between the number of people marrying than divorcing is now wider than at any time since 1992.But it follows a much bigger shift towards couples living together unmarried as a result of a transformation of social attitudes.By 2013, 16 per cent of those who married eight years earlier in 2005 were divorced.
The ONS said that while an estimated 42 per cent of marriages now end in divorce, there is evidence that the proportion is decreasing “for the most recent cohorts” – meaning couples who married since 2000.
The figures show, for example, that couples are increasingly likely to survive the so-called “seven year itch”.