Family Court Appearance Schedule

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: 

All Family Court activities are suspended until May 1, 2020. Only EMERGENCY hearings will be held during this time.

Read the full Order from the Supreme Court of South Carolina

 

Any juvenile ticket that is written from March 20 – May 1 needs to include court dates that are listed on this web page ONLY – please have the officer check the web page at the time of the issuance of the ticket.  Do not use the current schedule that you might have as those court dates have been canceled.

Any juvenile that is detained will have a detention hearing on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday. However, be warned in advance, it is extremely likely that the hearing will be held out of your county as the hearings are rotating between Greenwood, Laurens, and Newberry counties (ALL Abbeville County detainees will be held out of county).  Also, juvenile detention hearings are likely to be the only hearings heard on any given day; therefore, if transport is requested at 8:45 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. hearing, transport needs to occur so that the juvenile is at court at 8:45 a.m.

***There will be NO emergency hearings held in Abbeville County until after May 1.***

Abbeville Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
May 2020June 16, 202012 p.m.June 16, 20202 p.m.
June 2020July 28, 202012 p.m.July 28, 2020 2 p.m.
July 2020August 25, 202012 p.m.August 25, 20202 p.m.
August 2020September 14, 202012 p.m.September 14, 20202 p.m.
September 2020October 13, 202012 p.m.October 12, 20202 p.m.
October 2020November 10, 202012 p.m.November 10, 20202 p.m.
November 2020December 15, 202012 p.m.December 15, 20202 p.m.
December 2020TBATBATBATBA

Greenwood Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime 2nd AppearanceTime
May 2020June 16, 20208:30 a.m.June 30, 20208:30 a.m.
June 2020July 30, 20208:30 a.m.August 4, 20208:30 a.m.
July 2020August 25, 20208:30 a.m.September 1, 20208:30 a.m.
August 2020October 6, 20208:30 a.m.October 20, 20208:30 a.m.
September 2020October 28, 20208:30 a.m.November 3, 20208:30 a.m.
October 2020November 23, 20208:30 a.m.December 1, 20208:30 a.m.
November 2020TBATBATBATBA
December 2020TBATBATBATBA

Laurens Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
May 2020June 22, 20209:30 a.m.June 25, 20209 a.m.
June 2020July 27, 2020July 30, 2020
July 2020August 17, 2020August 20, 2020
August 2020September 21, 2020September 24, 2020
September 2020October 19, 2020October 22, 2020
October 2020November 16, 2020November 19, 2020
November 2020December 3, 2020December 10, 2020
December 2020TBATBATBA

Newberry Family Court Schedule

Offense Date1st AppearanceTime2nd AppearanceTime
May 2020June 4, 202011 a.m.June 4, 20202 p.m.
June 2020July 23, 2020July 23, 2020
July 2020August 20, 2020August 20, 2020
August 2020October 1, 2020October 1, 2020
September 2020October 29, 2020October 29, 2020
October 2020November 12, 2020November 12, 2020
November 2020December 17, 2020December 17, 2020
December 2020TBATBATBATBA