2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 62 - South Carolina Probate Code
Section 62-5-704. Court communication with court in another state; record required; exceptions; participation of parties.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 62-5-704 (2018)

Section effective until January 1, 2019. See, also, Section 62-5-704 effective January 1, 2019.

(A) The court may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising pursuant to this article. The court shall allow the parties to participate in a discussion between courts on the merits of a proceeding. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (B), the court shall make a record of the communication. When a discussion on the merits of a proceeding between courts is held, the record must show that the parties were given an opportunity to participate, must summarize the issues discussed, and must list the participants to the discussion. In all other matters except as provided in subsection (B), the record may be limited to the fact that the communication occurred.

(B) Courts may communicate concerning schedules, calendars, court records, and other administrative matters without making a record. A court may allow the parties to a proceeding to participate in any communications held pursuant to this subsection.

HISTORY: 2010 Act No. 213, Section 1, eff January 1, 2011.

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