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What You Should Bring to the Family Court
___ Order and Certificate of Name Change and Amendment of Birth Record
___ Arrest and Conviction Affidavit (NOTARIZED)
___ Child Support and Alimony Affidavit (NOTARIZED)
___ Dep. of Social Services (DSS) Background Check (NOTARIZED)
___ S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDC) Background Check
___ S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Record Check for Name Change
___ Name Change Petition (not required in all counties)
___ $150.00 Filing Fee (preferred cash, maybe debit or cashier’s check)
___ Original or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate

Additional Things You Will Need
___ $10.00 Fingerprint Card Fee (not required by all police stations)
___ $25.00 SLED Record Check Fee (must be cashier’s check)
___ $8.00 DSS Background Check Fee (must be cashier’s check)
___ $20.00 in notary fees (for 4 docs, cost will vary depending on notary)
___ appropriate amount of stamps and envelopes (recommendation is 6)
-   1 to mail DSS forms and 1 included for return service
-   1 to mail request for SCDC Check and 1 included for return service
-   1 to mail SLED form and fingerprints, 1 included for return service