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No, the Family Court office staff are prohibited from giving legal advice, as we are not attorneys.
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Effective Monday, June 3, 2019, citizens currently making support payments to the Georgetown County Clerk of Court began making payments to the South Carolina State Disbursement Unit and mailed to:South Carolina State Disbursement UnitP.O. Box 100302Columbia, SC 29202
Note: The State Disbursement Unit will accept personal checks.
If you have questions about when or how to make payments to the State Disbursement Unit, please contact the SDU customer service center at 800-768-5858. Agents are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, excluding holidays.
Get more information for Customers Paying Support and view the options available to make payments.
Note: Payments made to the SDU will be applied according to federal guidelines.
You may come to our office with a picture ID to check on payments, or get a printout. If you are unable to come to the Family Court, please call the State Disbursement Unit at 800-768-5858.
No. Purge payments are specifically court ordered payments that must be made at the Georgetown County Clerk of Court office, at:401 Cleland StreetColumbia, SC 29202
Make sure you tell the clerk that this is a purge payment, or court costs payment.
There could be various reasons:
One files for child support in one of the following ways:
By calling the State Disbursement Unit at 800-768-5858, and you will be given direction as to what is needed.
The South Carolina Department of Social Services provides the following assistance:
If you are seeking a Restraining Order because of an incident of domestic abuse, first contact the Family Justice Center of Georgetown County, 843-546-3926 to initiate the process, which will be filed in Family Court. If you are in immediate distress or danger, please call 911. Domestic Abuse Petitions cover family members and two unmarried parties that have a child together. Restraining Orders are only temporary through the filing of a Domestic Abuse Petition. If you wish to file for a "permanent" Restraining Order, you will need an attorney unless you know and understand the proper procedure.
No, the Family Court office staff is prohibited from referring you to an attorney.
Yes, but Family Court cannot give you any advice as to the law or procedures.