2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 63 - South Carolina Children's Code
Chapter 3 - Family Court
Section 63-3-810. Appointment.

Universal Citation: SC Code § 63-3-810 (2020)

(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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