Divorce Law Table - South Carolina - Wyoming
Table 1 - Alimony/Spousal Support Factors
STATE
Statutory List
Marital Fault Not Considered
Marital Fault Relevant
Standard of Living
Status as Custodial Parent
South Carolina
X

X
X
X
South Dakota


X
X

Tennessee
X

X
X
X
Texas
X

X
X
X
Utah
X

X
X

Vermont
X
X

X
X
Virginia
X

X
X

Washington
X
X

X

West Virginia


X


Wisconsin
X
X

X
X
Wyoming


X



Table 2 - Custody Criteria
STATE
Statutory Guidelines
Children's Wishes
Joint Custody
Cooperative Parent
Domestic Violence
Health
Attorney or GAL
South Carolina

X
X
X
X
X
X
South Dakota

X
X
X



Tennessee
X
X
X

X
X
X
Texas
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Utah
X
X
X
X


X
Vermont
X

X

X

X
Virginia
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Washington
X
X


X
X
X
West Virginia

X
X

X


Wisconsin
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Wyoming

X
X

X




Table 3 - Child Support Guidelines
STATE
Income Share
Percent of Income
Extraordinary Medical Add On*
Child-Care Add On*
College Support
UIFSA
South Carolina
X

X
X
X
X
South Dakota
X
X
X


X
Tennessee

X




Texas

X
X


X
Utah
X

X
X

X
Vermont
X

X
X


Virginia
X

X
X

X
Washington
X

X
X
X
X
West Virginia
X

X
X


Wisconsin

X
X


X
Wyoming
X
X



X

* Source: Laura W. Morgan, Child Support Guidelines (1996)

Table 4 - Grounds for Divorce and Residency Requirements
STATE
No Fault Sole Ground
No Fault Added to Traditional
Incompatibility
Living Separate and Apart
Judicial Separation
Durational Requirements
South Carolina

X

1 year
X
3 month ( both residents)
South Dakota

X


X
6 months
Tennessee

X

2 years
X
6 months
Texas

X

3 years

6 months
Utah

X

3 years
X
90 days
Vermont

X

6 months

6 months
Virginia

X

1 year
X
6 months
Washington
X



X
1 year
West Virginia

X

1 year
X
1 year
Wisconsin
X



X
6 months
Wyoming
X

X

X
60 days


Table 5 - Property Division
STATE
Community Property
Only Marital Divided
Statutory List of Factors
Non Monetary Contributions
Economic Misconduct
Contribution to Education
South Carolina

X
X
X
X
X
South Dakota



X
X

Tennessee

X
X
X
X
X
Texas
X



X

Utah




X

Vermont


X
X
X
X
Virginia

X
X
X
X

Washington
X

X



West Virginia

X
X
X
X
X
Wisconsin
X
X
X
X
X
X
Wyoming

X
X





Table 6-Third Party Visitation
STATE
Stepparents
Grandparents-Death of Their Child
Grandparents-Child Divorce
Out of Wedlock
Any Interested Party
South Carolina

X
X
X

South Dakota

X
X
X

Tennessee
X

X


Texas
X
X
X
X
X
Utah
X
X
X


Vermont

X
X


Virginia
X

X

X
Washington
X

X


West Virginia

X
X
X

Wisconsin

X
X


Wyoming
X
X
X

X

Source: Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 30, No.4, Winter 1997. Published by Section of Family Law - American Bar Association.




   
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