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Family Court is located at the Troy Knight Judicial Complex.

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Mailing Address & Office Location:

212 Deming Way
Summerville, South Carolina 29483

 

Hours of Operations: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday – Friday, excluding holidays

Clerk of Court: (843) 563-0160

Family Court: (843) 832-0360

Scheduling: (843) 832-0381

Child Support: (843) 832-0376

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General Overview

The Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all matters involving domestic or family relationships. Pursuant to this provision, the Family Court is the sole forum for the hearing of all cases concerning marriage, divorce, legal separation, custody, visitation rights, termination of parental rights, adoption, support, alimony, division of marital property, and change of name.

The court also generally has exclusive jurisdiction over minors under the age of seventeen alleged to have violated any state law or municipal ordinance. However, most traffic, fish, and game law violations are still triable in the magistrate or municipal courts. Serious criminal charges may be transferred to the Circuit Court.

Last updated: 6/7/2017 3:35:47 PM