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South Carolina Court Forms

Both trial and appellate courts may require parties to use specific administrative forms to file matters with their respective courts. Some courts provide suggested forms for pleading substantive matters as well.

The South Carolina Judicial Department offers online access to South Carolina court forms via its website at

From the SC Judicial Department's homepage, click on the "Court Forms" link to access the forms that the various South Carolina courts have made available to the public.

There are three ways to search for forms on the SC Judicial Department's website: by court type, by title, and by ID number. Choosing forms by court type and browsing that court's collection is usually the best option.

Specific forms that are of particular interest to self-represented litigants (SLR) are also linked directly from the SC Judicial Department's homepage. For example, SRL Divorce Packets and Child Support packets are available under the General Public tab.

Although these forms are designed for persons who are representing themselves, without a knowledge of legal terminology, it can be difficult understanding how to complete them. To address this issue, South Carolina Legal Services has developed a Self-Help Automated Forms system that walks you through completing court approved simple divorce and child support modification forms by answering a series of questions.