Clerk of Court / Family Court


Attention General Sessions Attorneys and Defendants:

You and your client are required to call our message line at (843) 355-8988 on FRIDAY, September 11th, at which time defendants will either be asked to come to the courthouse or given another date to call back. These call-ins will temporarily take the place of in-person appearances to abide by proper safety regulations. Defendants have a duty to continue to call that number as instructed until he/she is instructed to report in person to the courthouse.

Each County of South Carolina has an elected Clerk of Court who serves a 4 year term. The Clerk of Court serves the Circuit, Juvenile, and Family courts, and also as Register of Deeds.


The Clerk of Court has jurisdiction in matters such as:

  • Alimony
  • Annulment
  • Child support
  • Custody
  • Divorces
  • Domestic abuse
  • Equitable distribution
  • Interstate custody cases
  • Legal guardianship
  • Name change
  • Paternity
  • Separate maintenance
  • Support modification and termination of support
  • Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (URESA)
  • Visitation

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