Know the Laws: South Carolina
UPDATED November 8, 2016
In South Carolina, there are orders of protection from domestic violence and restraining orders against stalking or harassment. Both are court orders that are intended to protect you from an abuser or harasser, as explained below.
Some restraining orders are issued in criminal court and some are issued in civil court.
A civil order that provides protection from abuse by your current or former spouse, someone you have a child in common with, or your live-in partner of the opposite sex.
A civil restraining order against anyone who is harassing or stalking you.
Your South Carolina order of protection can be enforceable wherever you move.
If you are planning to move to South Carolina or are going to be in SC for any reason, your protection or restraining order can be enforced.
We would like to thank the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for providing us with information included on this page.