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2011-01-27-01

The Supreme Court of South Carolina

Re: Family Court Forms


ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER


South Carolina Code of Laws Ann. § 63-15-358 of the Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Enforcement Act allows a child custody determination issued by a court of another state to be registered in South Carolina.  When this occurs, § 63-15-358(B)(2) requires the court to notify anyone who has been awarded custody or visitation in the order of the registration.  If a request for a hearing to contest the validity of the registration is not made within the twenty days specified by law, § 63-15-358(E) requires the court to notify all parties that the registered order has been confirmed.  South Carolina Court Administration created three forms to assist litigants and the Clerks of Court with out-of-state child custody orders registered in this state. 

THEREFORE, pursuant to the provisions of South Carolina Constitution Article V § 4, IT IS ORDERED that SCCA 458A – Application: Registration of Out-of-State Child Custody Order, SCCA 458B – Notice: Registration of Out-of-State Child Custody Order and SCCA 458C – Confirmation: Registration of Out-of-State Child Custody Order are approved for use in Family Courts of South Carolina.  The new forms are located at http://www.sccourts.org/forms

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal
Jean H. Toal
Chief Justice of South Carolina

January 27, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina