The Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction over all matters involving domestic or family relationships. The Family Court is the sole forum for the hearing of all cases concerning marriage, divorce, legal separation, custody, visitation rights, termination of parental rights, adoption, support, alimony, division of marital property, and change of name. The court also generally has exclusive jurisdiction over minors under the age of seventeen alleged to have violated any state law or municipal ordinance. 

NEW CHANGES in Kershaw County Family Court 

As of February 4th, 2019, we will NO longer take REGULAR payments only


All Child Support Payments are to be mailed to: South Carolina State Disbursement Unit

P.O. Box 100302

Columbia, S.C.  29202-3302

For further assistance with payments please contact:



South Carolina Judicial Department
South Carolina Department of Social Services

Anderson, ErikaDeputy Clerk of Family CourtFamily Court(803) 425-7225 ext. 5455
Drakeford, ShaniceFamily Court ClerkFamily Court(803) 425-7225 ext. 5412
Furniss, BriannaFamily Court ClerkFamily Court(803) 425-7225 ext. 5508
Hasty, Janet C.Clerk of CourtClerk of Court, Family Court(803) 425-7223
Lyles, IvaFamily Court ClerkFamily Court(803) 425-7225 ext. 5417
McManus, AshtonFamily Court ClerkFamily Court(803) 425-7225 ext. 5415