They have told you what they think are well-established principles of South Carolina divorce law.They know these things are “true” because they heard them from a friend or on TV. They may simply be repeating myths about South Carolina divorce law.

– You could lose alimony that you were expecting to get after you are divorced.

South Carolina divorce law prohibits a divorce judge from awarding alimony to a person, who has committed adultery. Marital misconduct is one of the factors that your divorce judge will have to consider in deciding whether to require you to pay alimony to your soon to be former spouse.

– You may receive a smaller percentage of the marital property.

The divorce judge is required to consider marital fault (including adultery) in dividing marital property.

Your divorce judge could find you to be in contempt of court, require you to pay all of the unpaid child support with interest, order you to pay a fine, require you to pay your former spouse’s attorney’s fees, and/or throw you in jail for not paying the child support.

Instead of stopping child support payments, you should consult with a Charleston child custody and divorce lawyer to learn what options you have to enforce the child custody order. 3: The mother automatically gets custody of the children in a Charleston divorce. South Carolina divorce law does not prefer mothers in determining child custody cases, including those child custody cases involving an infant.Instead of deciding child custody on the basis of your gender, your Charleston divorce judge will make the child custody decision based on the “best interests” of your child.– You may have to pay more for attorney’s fees and it may take longer to complete your divorce because your adultery may make the process more complicated.– Adultery could cause you to lose custody of your children or reduce your child visitation time. 2: I can stop paying child support because my former spouse won’t let me see my children.FACT: You can stop paying child support for any reason.However, if you stop paying child support in Charleston, bad things are likely to happen.