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Legal Information: South Carolina
Updated: December 8, 2020
In which county can I file for an order of protection?
You can file a petition in any of the following counties:
- the county where you live;
- the county where you are currently in shelter, assuming that you are a state resident;
- the county where the abuser lives;
- the county where you and the abuser last lived together; or
- the county where the abuse took place.1
1 S.C. Code § 20-4-30(A)-(C)
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