Adultery FAQs for South Carolina
What is adultery?
Is adultery considered a crime in South Carolina?
Can proving adultery speed up the divorce process in South Carolina?
How Does Adultery Impact Alimony in South Carolina?
Can child support calculations be impacted by adultery in South Carolina?
Can adultery affect child custody in South Carolina?
How can I prove adultery in South Carolina?
Can I start dating while I am separated but not yet legally divorced in South Carolina?
Can adultery affect my divorce settlement in South Carolina?
Beyond the financial aspects of your divorce and the impact adultery can have, adultery can also cause issues between you and your children. Often, the impact of adultery causes a strain on parental relationships, including co-parenting with your spouse/other parent of the children. Adultery can also open a world of evidence and embarrassing days of trial for the parties involved, witnesses, and extended family members and friends.
Can I sue for Alienation of Affection in South Carolina?
I think my spouse may be cheating but I am not sure, what should I do?
If I find out my spouse is cheating, what should I do until I can see an attorney to protect myself and my case?
- Do NOT tell your spouse that you “forgive them” or “you are going to work through this”
- Make notes and journal everything that your spouse admits, the dates, the details and what you can learn or find out without your spouse knowing you are documenting such things
- Make a list of property and debts that you know of and update it so that it remains current
- Do NOT verbally agree to custody, alimony, child support, or other terms with your spouse when you discover or are confronted with your spouse’s infidelity
- Do NOT threaten your spouse or the spouse’s paramour
- Do NOT post anything regarding the adultery on social media, do NOT call the paramour’s spouse or family; do NOT call your spouse or the paramour’s employer
- Do NOT follow or seek “street advice” from other people who have been involved in cases that involved adultery—no two cases are alike, and what works for one could be very detrimental to you or your case
- REMAIN CALM, document everything and get into an appointment with an attorney as soon as possible to get detailed legal advice regarding your case—no two family law cases are exactly alike.