Saluda County Court House, Suite 4
100 East Church Street
Saluda, South Carolina 29138
Phone No: 864-445-4500
Fax No: 864-445-9726
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Probate Judge - Ext 2220
Brenda S. Griffith
Deputy Probate Judge - Ext 2219
Memmus H. Forrest
South Carolina Association of Probate Judges
South Carolina Judicial Department
Probate Court Fees
Functions of Probate Court
Probate Court has original jurisdiction over actions concerning the issuance of marriage licenses, the estate of a deceased person, the will of an individual, the estate of a minor or incapacitated person, trusts, and involuntary commitments. Most probate matters are handled without a jury trial, but Probate Court does have the authority to conduct a jury trial.
The mission of the Saluda County Probate is to provide justice under the law, equally, impartially, and expeditiously. As servants to the public, we are dedicated to a continuous quest to provide the highest quality of support and assistance with sensitivity and understanding.
Official proof of an instrument offered as the last Will and Testament of a person deceased
To make an attested copy or transcript under seal
The person appointed to handle the estate of the deceased person.
Court hearing whereby a person is adjudicated mentally ill or chemically dependent and involuntary inpatient hospitalization and/or involuntary outpatient treatment is ordered
One who is appointed by the court to make provide care and supervision of an incapacitated person
One who is appointed by the court to manage the assets of a protected person
Proceeding with definite issues of fact or law in which witnesses are heard and parties preceded against have the right to be heard.
All property of any description belonging to a person
Any person who is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability, advanced age, chronic intoxication or other cause (except minority) to the extent that he lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his person
A person or institution who has been entrusted with the management of money or property for another and who must exercise a standard of care imposed by law or contract.
Guardian ad Litem
Court appointed attorney to protect the interests of a specific person (minor or incapacitated person) pursuant to a court hearing.
Criminal Domestic Fund
Enacted by the General Assembly and administered by the Department of Social Services whose revenues are used solely to award grants to certain domestic violence centers and programs in the state. This additional twenty-dollar fee to be collected with the marriage license fee and remitted to the Slate Treasurer and credited to the Domestic Violence Fund.
Authority to hear a case.