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An order used for protection when there is a family relationship between the defendant and the victim. The victim must state how an act of domestic violence was threatened or committed against the victim.
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A restraining order is a commonly-used term for an order of protection or an injunction for harassment.
You will need to see a magistrate for a restraining order. To view a list of magistrates, visit the South Carolina Judicial Department website.
You will need to see Family Court in the county in which you reside.