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Legal Information: South Carolina
Updated: December 8, 2020
Step 5: The hearing
On the day of the hearing, you must go to court to ask a judge to give you a final order of protection. You must go to the hearing. If you do not go to the hearing, any temporary orders you have will expire and you will have to start the process over.
See our Preparing for Court - By Yourself page for more information about preparing for your hearing.
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