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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Charleston County Family Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Charleston County, South Carolina, and resources applicable to all courts in South Carolina.
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Charleston County Circuit and Family Court Case Records
Search Charleston County Circuit and Family Court case records by party name, case number, or South Carolina Bar number. Additional search options include case type, case status, and warrant number. Search is free and registration is not required; enhanced services are available to registered users. Service is optimized for mobile devices, but can be used on any internet-connected device.
Charleston County Family Court Case Records
Search Charleston County Family Court case records by party type and party name; additional search options include filing date and code, event date and code, or disposition date and code. Search Family Court judgments by case number, party type and name, filing date, or satisfaction date. Search Family Court case reports by year and case number.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Charleston County Family Court Rosters
Search Charleston County Family Court rosters of upcoming cases by date and judge
South Carolina Family Court Judge Assignments
View South Carolina Family Court judge or court reporter assignments by month and name.
South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Judge Schedules
Search South Carolina Circuit and Family Court judge schedules by date range and by judge, county and court type, circuit and court type, circuit event type, or judge in chambers.
South Carolina Court Schedules
View South Carolina Circuit and Family Court judge and court reporter schedules by month and day.
South Carolina Circuit and Family Court Terms
View terms of Circuit and Family Court by county and month. Information includes court type, hearing type, and judge for each week.
Published opinions and orders
South Carolina Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search South Carolina Attorney General legal opinions by keyword, or view opinions by year.
South Carolina Court Orders
Search South Carolina court orders by keyword, order type, or court.
Forms and related information
Charleston County Circuit and Family Court Forms
View and download Charleston County Circuit Court bond motion withdrawal notice and Family Court direct deposit and wage withholding forms. Links to statewide forms are provided.
South Carolina Self Help Divorce Forms
View and download South Carolina simple divorce form packets for use by self-represented parties.
South Carolina Self Help Child Support Forms
View and download South Carolina child support form packets for use by self-represented parties.
South Carolina Self Help Forms
Complete South Carolina divorce, child support modification, and identity theft report forms using an online interview. Instructions and legal definitions are included.
South Carolina Court Forms
Search South Carolina court forms by court type, form title, or form ID number.
Self help, legal research, general information
Charleston County Protection and Restraining Orders
View information about domestic abuse protection orders and restraining orders in Charleston County, including types of orders and how to obtain them.
9th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Arbitration
View information about the Juvenile Arbitration Program in Berkeley and Charleston Counties, which can divert some first-time offenders from the formal justice system and result in no record of a conviction.
9th Judicial Circuit Glossary
View a glossary of helpful legal terms compiled by the 9th Judicial Circuit Office of the Solicitor in Berkeley and Charleston Counties.
9th Judicial Circuit Expungement
View information about expungement of criminal and juvenile records in Berkeley and Charleston Counties, including types of records that can be expunged, instructions, forms, and a search of expungement application status by case number.
South Carolina Juvenile Justice
The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers information about the juvenile justice process, and publications about juvenile justice matters including victim services and the Juvenile Arbitration Program that can divert some first-time offenders from the formal justice system.
South Carolina Child Support Services and Modification
View information about child support services in South Carolina, including paternity, parent location, custody and visitation, child support guidelines, an online support calculator, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to forms and documents. A link to child support modification information for self-represented parties is also provided.
South Carolina Victim Help
The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network provides crime victim with information, educational resources, referrals, advocacy, and financial assistance. A directory of Victim Advocates by county is included.
South Carolina Record Expungement Process
View instructions for applying for an expungement of criminal records in Circuit Court General Sessions, Magistrates Court, and Municipal Court; juvenile records including a link to the required form; and destruction of arrest records.
South Carolina Domestic Abuse Protection Order Information
View information about domestic abuse protection orders, including information about types of orders, filing instructions, court procedure, and a directory of resources.
South Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution
View South Carolina Bar information about alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation and arbitration and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. A mediator/arbitrator search, informational pamphlet, and rules are provided.
South Carolina Expungement and Pardons
The South Carolina Bar offers information about criminal record expungements and pardons, including eligible cases, how to apply, effects of an expungement, and the differences between expungement and pardon.
South Carolina Victims' Compensation
The South Carolina Office of Victim Assistance provides crime victims with compensation for physical and emotional injuries. Information about victims' rights, types of compensation available, eligibility criteria, answers to frequently asked questions, and application forms are included.
South Carolina Laws
Search the South Carolina Code of Laws by keyword, or browse the Code by table of contents.
South Carolina Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
View a directory of South Carolina domestic violence and sexual assault shelters and organizations, in alphabetical order by county.
South Carolina Legal Information and Legal Resources
View information about legal issues organized by category, including consumer, housing, family and juvenile, domestic violence, wills, senior citizens, civil rights, health care, immigration, military, taxes, housing, the legal system, employment, criminal law, disability, public benefits, education, vehicles, disaster relief, and small businesses.
South Carolina Legal Publications
The South Carolina Bar offers downloadable brochures and forms on various legal topics, including financial issues, end of life directives, senior issues, guardians ad litem, children and the law, and more.
South Carolina Legal Resources
The South Carolina Judicial Department offers links to online legal resources, including government agencies, laws, legal services, the South Carolina Bar, and law schools.
South Carolina Court Rules
Search South Carolina court rules by keyword, or browse Civil, Criminal, Family Probate, Magistrate, ADR, and Evidence rules by table of contents.
South Carolina Self Help Information
View South Carolina Judicial Department self-help resources, including answers to frequently asked questions in English and Spanish; links to divorce, child support, and firearm restriction relief form packets; self help videos by topic; and additional online research resources.
South Carolina Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles offers information about drivers' licenses, driving records, vehicle titles and registration, and insurance requirements.
South Carolina Consumer Protection
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs offers information about consumer issues including problems with businesses, helpful organizations, safety recalls, lemon law complaints. and home ownership. Instructions and forms for filing a consumer complaint and a search of the complaint database are also provided.
South Carolina Legal Information
The South Carolina Bar offers online information about various legal topics, including automobile issues, bankruptcy, benefits, lawyer-client issues, consumer and business law, criminal law, end of life issues, family law, and the court process.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Charleston County Public Defender
View information about the Charleston County Public Defender's Office, which provides legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and juvenile defendants charged with crimes or delinquency.
Charleston County Free Legal Help
Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services provides free assistance to indigent parties in civil cases, including family law, probate, housing, public benefits, and consumer.
Charleston County Lawyers
View a directory of Charleston County Bar Association members by name or area of practice. Click the "Find an Attorney" link in the menu at the top of the page to choose the directory type.
9th Judicial Circuit Victim/Witness and Domestic Violence Help
The 9th Judicial Circuit Office of the Solicitor Victim Witness Program provides crime victims and witnesses in Berkeley and Charleston Counties with information about their rights and the criminal justice process, court accompaniment, case status notification, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements, restitution, and victims' compensation applications. Detailed information about domestic violence is provided.
South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers
The South Carolina Bar offers information about free ("pro bono") civil legal services available to indigent parties, including types of cases, how to qualify, and procedure.
South Carolina Public Defender Services
The South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense offers contact information for Public Defenders in each circuit and county; use the "About Us" menu item for links to the contact information. Public Defenders provide legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration. Answers to frequently asked questions about Public Defenders, indigent defendants, and eligibility criteria are included; use the "Resources" menu item to find the FAQs link.
South Carolina Free Legal Assistance
South Carolina Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to income-eligible parties. Use the "Services" menu item for application instructions, a calendar of free legal clinics, income guidelines, answers to frequently asked questions, services for migrants, language services, and a tax clinic. Links to legal information and self-help forms are also provided.
South Carolina Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free and low-cost legal services to eligible clients by location and legal issue, or view the directory by organization name in alphabetical order.
South Carolina Free Legal Clinics
The South Carolina Bar offers free legal clinics on various topics throughout the state. Upcoming events are listed by date and include time and location.
South Carolina Lawyer Fee Disputes
The South Carolina Bar offers information about fee disputes with lawyers, including rules, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions. For minor disputes not involving fees, see the "Client Assistance Program" link in the left column.
South Carolina Lawyer Referral
The South Carolina Bar offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or online request form. A small fee for the service includes an initial consultation with the lawyer.
South Carolina Lawyers
Search the South Carolina Judicial Department list of lawyers by name. Search results include law firm name, contact information, law school, graduating year, and South Carolina Bar admission date, membership class, and membership status.
South Carolina Attorney or Judge Complaints
The South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel provides information about judge and lawyer misconduct, and instructions for making a complaint about a lawyer or judge.
South Carolina Attorney Discipline Records
View South Carolina Judicial Department disciplinary orders against lawyers since 1977 by year, order number, and topic.
South Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for Military Personnel
View information about the South Carolina Bar's free and reduced-fee legal assistance program for active military personnel.