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SC is an equitable distribution
state and for a 3 year marriage this certainly does not seem equitable at all. It sounds more like what happened was you did not properly reply to the divorce and as such the court gave her everything she asked for by default. Unfortunately, this means you are going to have to seek to file an appeal to the court of appeals to get the marital property order overturned and sent back to the lower court for reconsideration of the property and spousal support
award as it being hardly equitable.
I am afraid if you cannot afford an attorney, you will need to go to legal aid or call the SC bar and ask for the pro bono attorneys in your area to assist you, as they will have to read the court decision to determine exactly why the court deviated so much from the equitable distribution laws to know the best way to attack the decision on the property distribution and the spousal support which she should not be receiving for such a short term marriage.
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