South Carolina Marriage Laws
20-1-50 - Legitimacy of children of marriages contracted after absence of previous spouse
The issue of all marriages contracted after the absence of a husband or wife for a period of five years, such husband or wife not being heard from or known to be living during that period of time, are legitimate and declared to be legal heirs of their parents.◀︎ Back to South Carolina Marriage Laws ︎︎︎︎︎◀︎ Back to Marriage Laws Home
HISTORY: 1962 Code Section 20-5; 1952 Code Section 20-5; 1942 Code Section 8913-1; 1934 (38) 1587; 1987 Act No. 171, Section 80, eff July 1, 1987.