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Resources for the Dorchester County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Dorchester County, South Carolina, and resources applicable to all courts in South Carolina.
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South Carolina Probate Court Records
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Dorchester County Probate Court Commitments
View information about involuntary commitment procedures for mental illness and chemical dependency, including drug/alcohol emergencies, in Dorchester County Probate Court.
Dorchester County Probate Court Estate Information
View information about estate procedure in Dorchester County Probate Court, including opening an estate, determining heirs, small estates, appointment of representative when there is no will, probate with a will, and duties of the personal representative.
Dorchester County Probate Court Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms helpful in Dorchester County Probate Court.
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.
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South Carolina Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services
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South Carolina Legal Resources
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South Carolina Self Help Information
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Dorchester County Estate and Probate Attorneys
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South Carolina Free Legal Assistance
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South Carolina Free Legal Clinics
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South Carolina Lawyer Disputes
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South Carolina Lawyer Referral and Mediator Search
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