Everyone knows that nothing is more important in the Palmetto State than family. The links below provide state-specific family laws on a wide range of topics -- including marriage, adoption, minors and the law, and much more. The minimum age to get married is 18 (or 16 with parental consent), and South Carolina has recently begun recognizing same-sex marriages. This section also has resources in the unfortunate case of a romance coming to an end, with information on divorce, child support, and child custody. Click on a topic below to learn more about South Carolina’s family statutes.