Posts Tagged ‘Mark Sanford’

Why the delay between the Sanfords’ divorce hearing and the divorce?

Under S.C. Code Ann. § 20-3-80, titled Required delays before reference and final decree;  exceptions, South Carolina law sets specific waiting periods before the court can grant a divorce.  That section reads: No reference shall be had before two months after the filing of the complaint in the office of the Clerk of Court, nor […]

Criminal and family law issues in Governor Sanford’s adultery

South Carolina remains among the minority of states to criminalize adultery.  S.C. Code Ann. § 16-15-60.  Adultery also remains a ground for divorce.  S.C. Code Ann. § 20-3-10.   As noted in a previous blog, adultery is a major factor in alimony, property division and child custody.  Adultery further, with a few exceptions, acts as […]


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