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Family Law : South Carolina

A guide to resources on divorce, child custody, visitation and related resources for South Carolina.

Search South Carolina Laws & Cases

SC Code of Laws:  South Carolina Legislature's Website

Search current family laws on the website of the SC General Assembly.  You may access previous versions of the SC Code on its Archives page.

Title 20:  Domestic Relations

Title 63:  Children’s Code

SC Cases: South Carolina Judicial Department's Website

Search SC Supreme Court opinions from 1997 to the present, and SC Court of Appeals opinions from 1999 to the present.  Website also provides locations and contact information for trial courts and court officials.

Clinics and Other Resources

Court Rules and Forms

Reference Librarians

Reference librarians are available to assist you from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday through Friday. If you are unable to visit in person, you can call 803-777-5902, email us at lawref@law.sc.edu, or use our chat reference service (Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM), accessible from the library's homepage.

Reference librarians can recommend resources for you to use, but they cannot select forms for you, give legal advice, help you fill in forms, or generally advise whether or not you're "doing it right."

Family Law

Your Public Library

Ask if your public library offers the Gale LegalForms database.

LegalForms contains state-specific forms and documents in Word or Adobe format that can be edited to suit users' needs by filling in the blanks with relevant and accurate information.

Some public libraries also offer access to Westlaw, an online legal research service.