Tag Archives: S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal

No End in Sight for Court Fees

If users of the state’s court system are hoping to see lower court fees any time soon, they likely won’t find an ally in S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal. During a hearing last week before a Senate Judiciary … Continue reading

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S.C. House Bill Proposes Major Child Custody Law Changes

South Carolina’s child custody law would see its biggest overhaul in decades under a bill that has sailed through the S.C. House. The bill (H. 4614), sponsored by Rep. Mike Pitts, R-Laurens, spells out definitions of joint and sole custody … Continue reading

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Court System Raking in Fees, Accumulating Millions in Reserves

File a lawsuit in circuit court in South Carolina and it will cost you $150. Add another $25 for each motion filed in your suit. If you’re filing a civil complaint in magistrate’s court, you’ll pay $25. Throw in another … Continue reading

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