Family Court

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Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all matters involving domestic or family relationships. Pursuant to this provision, the Family Court is the sole forum for the hearing of all cases concerning marriage, divorce, legal separation, custody, visitation rights, termination of parental rights, adoption, support, alimony, division of marital property, and change of name. The court also generally has exclusive jurisdiction over minors under the age of seventeen alleged to have violated any state law or municipal ordinance.

Cases can be searched by name or by case number.

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The State Disbursement Unit (SDU) is South Carolina’s new statewide, automated support system for all child and spousal support payments.

Starting 08/05/2019, the SDU will accept support payments instead of your Clerk of Court office.  For more information about the SDU and

Payment options, please visit their website.

www.dss.sc.gov/child-support or call the SDU at 1-800-768-5858


Send support payments to:

South Carolina State Disbursement Unit

PO Box 100302

Columbia, SC 29202-3302

This page was last modified in January 2021.