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Legal Information: South Carolina
Updated: December 8, 2020
I was granted temporary custody with my order of protection. Will I still have temporary custody of my children in South Carolina?
Yes. As long as the child custody provision complies with certain federal laws,1 South Carolina can enforce a temporary custody order that is a part of a protection order.
To have someone read over your order and tell you if it meets these standards, contact a lawyer in your area. To find a lawyer in your area click here SC Finding a Lawyer.
1 The federal laws are the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA) or the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), and the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act of 1980.
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