Legal Information: South Carolina

Know the Laws - By State

A brief description of the difference between state laws and federal laws.

Information on how to get an order of protection in South Carolina.

State-specific information about custody in South Carolina.

This page has some general information (not state-specific) about when one parent takes a child out of the state or country without the other parent’s consent.

General information about divorce with links to South Carolina-specific information.

Information about crimes the abuser may have committed in South Carolina and victim assistance programs.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, then it may be illegal for the abuser to buy or have a gun.

You may have a right to sue an abuser for medical costs, lost wages, and to recover your property.