Legal Information for Parents in South Carolina


Helping you understand your rights, roles and responsibilities as a parent.

  • Guardian ad litem
  • Leaving your kids home alone
  • Divorce and custody
  • Birth certificates and social security numbers
  • Kids in trouble

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Knowledge To Make Parenting Life Easier

Programs To Level Up Your Parenting

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

Triple P offers parents simple, practical strategies to build strong relationships with their children and help parents effectively manage their children’s behavior. Explore Triple P, Triple P Online, Triple P Teen and Triple P Espanol.

Family Resource Centers

Family resource centers are community-based places where families can go for help such as parenting classes, job training, mental health, family counseling, child care, job training and more.

Even More Help

South Carolina Bar

Learn about topics related to family and child law.

USC Children's Law Center - Child and Family Resource Guide

Browse the list below for links to service providers that assist children and families in South Carolina.

Office of the Child Advocate - Investigations Unit

Receives, refers, monitors, and/or investigates complaints made by the public against nine child-serving state agencies.

DHEC Vital Records

Access or replace vital records, including birth certificate, divorce reports and other forms your family might need.

South Carolina Legal Services

Free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina, including family, education and housing cases

South Carolina Appleseed

Advocates for issues affecting low-income families including housing, healthcare, education, hunger, and more. Find resources and information about housing, eviction, and tenant laws here.

Parents Helping Parents

Real-life parenting advice for South Carolina parents, from South Carolina parents. Ask a question, share advice, learn from and grow with other parents around the state.

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