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Legal Information: South Carolina
Updated: December 8, 2020
Do I have to pay to file for a restraining order?
You will not be charged a fee for filing for a restraining order. However, the court will order the fee to be paid by the person who loses the case. In other words, if the judge grants you the restraining order, the defendant will have to pay the filing fee. If the judge decides that you did not prove your case and you do not get the order, you will have to pay the filing fee.1
1 S.C. Code § 16-3-1750(D)
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