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2009-11-12-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Re: Revisions to Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER


From April 1, 2009 to June 1, 2009, the South Carolina Bar allowed its members to send recommendations to improve the Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet previously approved by this Court.  The responses were forwarded to South Carolina Court Administration and to the Family Court Judges Advisory Committee for consideration.  While a number of recommendations were submitted, the advisory committee endorsed only the revisions listed below in keeping with the goal to provide documents to obtain a simple, uncontested divorce based on one year separation.

Pursuant to the provisions of South Carolina Constitution Article V § 4,

IT IS ORDERED that the revisions in the following forms in the Self-Represented Litigant Simple Divorce Packet, with a revision date of (11/2009), are approved as follows:

SCCA 400P SRL-DIV - Plaintiff’s Instructions

SCCA 400.02 SRL-DIV - Complaint for Divorce

SCCA 400.05 SRL-DIV – Defendant’s Answer

SCCA 400.08 SRL-DIV - Request for Hearing for Divorce

SCCA 400.10 SRL-DIV - Final Order of Divorce

SCCA 400D SRL-DIV - Defendant’s Instructions
A warning and disclaimer are included at the top of Page 1.

IT IS SO ORDERED.    

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean Hoefer Toal
Chief Justice

November 12, 2009
Columbia, South Carolina