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How does adultery play into divorce in South Carolina?

Many relationships end due to adultery. Everyone has their own reasons for why they commit adultery, such as the relationship feeling unfulfilling. In many states, a married couple does not need a reason to divorce, so if one person has committed adultery, then it will have no impact on the proceedings. 

However, South Carolina is not one of those states. If one spouse has committed adultery, then it can indeed have an impact on the divorce. The exception to this rule would be if one spouse gave the other permission to engage in sexual intercourse with another individual. However, if that is not the case, then adultery can impact the amount of alimony one spouse receives. 

New tax law has divorce implications

Divorce is never something to rush. However, when there are high stakes it’s important to take note and do what you can to better your situation. Divorce is a complex issue, both emotionally and financially. The more complicated your assets, the more complicated your divorce will likely be.

The new tax law passed in late 2017 will have a significant impact on those paying alimony in years to come. Any divorce completed by Dec. 31, 2018 will follow existing tax law. Any divorce completed in 2019 or later follows new rules. Specifically, alimony payments are currently tax deductible, while post-2018 divorces will no longer allow the deductions.

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