Q: Can the Governor or his staff intervene in a constituent's child custody and/or visitation situation?
A: The separation of powers provisions of our state's Constitution expressly prohibit the Governor, or any member of the executive staff, from attempting to intervene in or influence any matter within the jurisdiction of the courts. Constituents are advised to seek legal counsel to address these matters within the judicial system.Q: Can the Governor's Office provide attorneys to represent constituents in court with a private legal matter?
A: No; however, the Governor's Office can refer constituents to services offered by the South Carolina Bar, such as, the South Carolina Lawyer Referral Service, Ask-A-Lawyer and South Carolina Legal Services.Q: Can the Governor or his staff assist a constituent with a child support matter?
A: The Governor's Office can refer this matter to the South Carolina Department of Social Services, Child Support Enforcement Office, which is mandated by South Carolina Code of Laws § 20-7-9505 to handle child support enforcement. For more information, point your browser to http://www.state.sc.us/dss/csed/index.html.Q: How can your office help me with problems I am experiencing with a state agency?
A: Our office can conduct an inquiry on your behalf to research your concerns in an effort to bring about a positive resolution.