Florence, SC asked in Family Law for South Carolina

Q: I have been married 3 years to my husband and we don't have any assets together. I acquired my house before the marriage

I have been married 3 years to my husband and we don't have any assets together. I acquired my house about 2 years before we got married. I recently left my home about 2 months and I haven't returned. I do still pay the bills but I am ready to return home, but he won't leave. How can I go about getting him to leave? What are our options as far as a speedy divorce without waiting the year of separation. Will I lose my house? Last whats and average cost of a divorce?

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Brittany Holmes
Brittany Holmes
Answered
  • Bluffton, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: You should contact an attorney who services the area where you last resided as a married couple ( assumingly, the county where your home is) asap. Unfortunately, if you do not have a fault based ground for divorce, you will have to wait 12 months from the time the two of you separated before you can get a divorce. However, contacting an attorney now will give you the opportunity to have a judge order your ex out of the home, allowing you to live there exclusively while you wait the 12 months.

The cost of divorce varies greatly. A consultation with your chosen attorney will provide you with that information.

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