2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 62 - South Carolina Probate Code
ARTICLE 5 - PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
Section 62-5-105. Costs and expenses; attorney's fees.
Section effective January 1, 2019.
(A) In a formal proceeding, the court, as justice and equity may require, may award costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, to any party, to be paid by another party or from the assets of a ward or protected person who is the subject of a formal proceeding.
(B) If not otherwise compensated for services rendered, the court-appointed guardian ad litem, counsel for the alleged incapacitated individual, counsel for the minor, and designated examiner are entitled to reasonable compensation, as determined by the court.
(C) Unless the court issues an order stating otherwise, petitioners are responsible for their own attorney's fees and costs, as well as the other costs and expenses of the action.
HISTORY: 2017 Act No. 87 (S.415), Section 5.A, eff January 1, 2019.
Prior Laws: Former Section 62-5-105 was titled Director of Department of Mental Health or his designee may act as conservator, and had the following history: 1986 Act No. 539, Section 1; 1993 Act No. 83, Section 1; 1993 Act No. 181, Section 1611. See now, Code 1976 Section 62-5-104.