2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 62 - South Carolina Probate Code
ARTICLE 5 - PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
Section 62-5-201. Jurisdiction.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 62-5-201 (2018)

Section effective January 1, 2019. See, also, Sections 62-5-102 and 62-5-201 effective until January 1, 2019.

Exclusive jurisdiction of the court is set forth in Sections 62-1-302 and 62-5-701 as to appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order. Pursuant to the court's authority to appoint a guardian, and Section 62-5-309, the guardian has the authority to maintain custody of the person of the ward and to establish the ward's place of abode, unless otherwise specified in the court's order. The court does not have jurisdiction over the care, custody, and control of the person of a minor, but does have jurisdiction over the property of a minor if the court determines that the minor owns property that requires management or protection.

HISTORY: 1986 Act No. 539, Section 1; 1987 Act No. 171, Section 66; 1988 Act No. 659, Section 5. Formerly Code 1976 Sections 62-5-102 and 62-5-201, renumbered and amended by 2017 Act No. 87 (S.415), Section 5.A, eff January 1, 2019.

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