Lawyers in York County, South Carolina generally do not accept PCR cases, which are heard by common cause courts. These cases involve a challenge to the legal representation provided by the defense lawyer in the trial. Additionally, divorce proceedings and other marital litigation are handled by the family court system. This includes the initial divorce decree, alimony, maintenance and separate maintenance awards, child custody, visitation, and division of marital property. Felonies are defined by statutes and usually last a little over a year.
If both spouses are residents of South Carolina, they must have lived in the state for at least three months before filing for divorce. Once a district or higher court judge decides a non-criminal case, a new trial generally cannot be initiated and appeals can only be filed with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and perhaps before the North Carolina Supreme Court. South Carolina will not recognize a divorce granted by another state if both spouses were “domiciled” in South Carolina at the time of the divorce. However, if only one of you is a resident of South Carolina, you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least one year before the start of the divorce action.