South Carolina divorce forms:Complaint for Divorce
Sadly, over 50% of marriages fail. To add insult to injury, divorce proceedings can take years and cost thousands of dollars in legal fees. However, it is possible to file your own divorce in South Carolina for no more than the state divorce form filing fees. This page provides all of the forms you need to initiate your do-it-yourself divorce in South Carolina.
File the Complaint for Divorce, Family Court Coversheet, and Summons for Divorce. The Summons is for you to notify your spouse that you are filing for Divorce against them and to notify them that they need to file an Answer with the Court. You must also file a Financial Declaration form to declare your finances to the Court. The last form needed for a Decree of Divorce is the Final Order of Divorce. Once the Final Order is filed and signed by a judge the Divorce is finalized. Note: other forms may be needed based upon your case and if you believe you need more forms you should consult a lawyer.
In South Carolina, Divorces are handled by the The Judicial Branch of South Carolina. It is quite possible to avoid lawyers' fees by filing for your own divorce in South Carolina. You can download 7 of the forms you need to petition for divorce here - see the "who must file" section to determine which forms are relevant in your situation.
This form is used to file for Divorce.
This coversheet is needed when filing for a Divorce Complaint and Summons.
This is a form that certifies an action is exempt from mediation based upon a certain circumstance.
This is a form saying you are getting sued for Divorce from your spouse.
This is a form that deals with the financial information of both parties in the Divorce.
The Answer contains a response to the Divorce complaint in which the individual complained against can agree or disagree with the Divorce complaint and must be filed within thirty days of receiving the Divorce complaint.
This is the final form needed to end the marriage.
These South Carolina divorce forms are sourced from the The Judicial Branch of South Carolina at http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/forms/searchType.cfm. Please note that while we do our best to ensure this list of forms is complete and up-to-date, we cannot be held responsible for omissions or errors in the information we provide. If you notice a mistake on this page, please let us know and we will fix it as soon as possible.