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2012 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 63 - South Carolina Children's Code
Chapter 3 - FAMILY COURT
Section 63-3-810 - Appointment.
SC Code § 63-3-810 (2012) What's This?
(A) In a private action before the family court in which custody or visitation of a minor child is an issue, the court may appoint a guardian ad litem only when it determines that:
(1) without a guardian ad litem, the court will likely not be fully informed about the facts of the case and there is a substantial dispute which necessitates a guardian ad litem; or
(2) both parties consent to the appointment of a guardian ad litem who is approved by the court.
(B) The court has absolute discretion in determining who will be appointed as a guardian ad litem in each case. A guardian ad litem must be appointed to a case by a court order.
HISTORY: 2008 Act No. 361, Section 2.
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