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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

SC: Must Live Apart to Receive Support


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Supreme Court says couples seeking a divorce must live apart in order for one spouse to seek monetary support in the interim.

The justices ruled Monday that a Family Court judge was right to dismiss Eileen Theisen's request for support as she sought a divorce from her husband of 30 years, because the two still lived under the same roof.

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I think this ruling makes logical sense - the 'living separate' requirement ensures that the legal proceeding is legit.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Sep 22, 2011 7:40:13 PM

I agree with this ruling.

Posted by: Oklahoma City Cleaning Service | Sep 23, 2011 6:43:12 PM

I bet Eileen was very disappointed with the ruling.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer | Sep 23, 2011 6:50:20 PM

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