Posts Tagged ‘Physical Cruelty’

What proof is needed to obtain a physical cruelty divorce?

Physical cruelty is one of South Carolina’s four fault divorce grounds.  Physical cruelty is “actual personal violence, or such a course of physical treatment as endangers life, limb or health, and renders cohabitation unsafe.” Gorecki v. Gorecki, 387 S.C. 626, 693 S.E.2d 419 (2010).  In considering what acts constitute physical cruelty, the family court must consider […]

Court of Appeals clarifies what is proof of physical cruelty and what isn’t proof of adultery

I have had a number of cases in which a spouse (in my experience, always the husband) has destroyed the home phone in the midst of a domestic altercation.  Whether my client was the perpetrator or the victim of the phone destruction I have always taken this action to be of great significance: seeing it […]


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