What are the grounds for divorce in South Carolina? In South Carolina there are four grounds for divorce: Adultery Desertion for a period of one year Physical cruelty Habitual drunkenness (can also be caused by narcotic drug use) Living separate and apart without cohabitation for a period of one year See SECTION 20-3-10. Grounds for divorce. By matthew|2019-12-03T12:29:52+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappTumblrPinterestVkEmail About the Author: matthew Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.