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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Richland County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Richland County, South Carolina, and resources applicable to all courts in South Carolina.
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Richland County Probate Court Estate Records
Search estates filed in Richland County from 1983 to present by decedent's name.
Richland County Probate Court Records
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Published opinions and orders
South Carolina Attorney General Legal Opinions
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South Carolina Court Orders
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Forms and related information
Richland County Probate Court Estate Forms and Instructions
View and download packets of forms and instructions to open a full or small estate, to probate a will, or to file a formal action in Richland County Probate Court. Links are under "Additional Resources & Services" in the middle of the page.
South Carolina Court Forms
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Self help, legal research, general information
Richland County Guardianships and Conservatorships
View answers to frequently asked questions about guardianships and conservatorships in Richland County Probate Court, including who needs a guardian or conservator, how to begin a proceeding, use of attorneys, and termination.
Richland County Mental Health Court
View information about Richland County Mental Health Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some misdemeanor or non-violent felony offenders with mental health problems. Links to referral forms are included.
Richland County Probate Court Commitments
View information about involuntary mental commitments in Richland County Probate Court, with links to additional resources and services.
Richland County Probate Court Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms useful in Richland County Probate Court.
South Carolina Estate Settlement Pamphlet
View a pamphlet providing an overview of estate settlement in South Carolina.
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 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.
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 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 Laws
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South Carolina Court Rules
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South Carolina Legal Information and Legal Resources
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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 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Richland County Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialists
View a list of lawyers specializing in estate planning and probate law in Richland County, with contact information.
Richland County Lawyers
Search a directory of Richland County Bar Association members by last name or law firm name, or view the directory by first letter of last name. Contact information is included.
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 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 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 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 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 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
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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.