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If you or your child is arrested for a violent crime, contact the law offices of Bannister, Wyatt and Stalvey for an initial consultation at 864-298-0084, or contact us using the form provided.

Thank all of you guys for such an outstanding job. I know it’s hard for fathers to get custody of their sons, but you guys did it, and went above and beyond in the process. I strongly support Bannister, Wyatt and Stalvey. You guys rock!!!!! Thank you from the Gibbs family.

- Chris Gibbs, Greenville, SC

Important Information About Family Law In South Carolina

Deciding on delicate family matters like divorce, child custody, spousal support and alimony bring additional stress on yourself and your family. Not only are you dealing with your own emotions, but you are likely thinking and worrying about how these life decisions may impact your family – especially your children.

When faced with difficult decisions that can be life-changing, it is important to have an advocate by your side who can provide guidance and counsel with compassion and professionalism. The family law attorneys at Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC in Greenville, South Carolina pride ourselves on offering honest advice and accurate information to help you make the best decision for yourself and your family.

Our knowledgeable team of family law attorneys have over 35 years of experience in the family courts of South Carolina. We can help protect your interests and guide you through the emotional and financial impact of a divorce or other family law matter.

Our experienced legal team provides legal support during every step of the process. We have experience with:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Parental rights, child custody and child support
  • Spousal support and alimony agreements
  • Legal name changes in South Carolina
  • Restraining orders

You are more than just a case to us. Let us help you successfully navigate this time in your life, so that you can move forward swiftly. Schedule a comprehensive consultation by calling us today at 864-298- 0084, or contact us using the form provided.

ABOUT

Our Attorneys

Alex Stalvey

Alex Stalvey - Managing Partner

Alex Stalvey served as a prosecutor in Spartanburg and Greenville counties prior to joining the firm in 2009. Based on his extensive experience in the courtroom, Alex achieved Criminal Trial Advocacy Certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2014. He has represented clients as lead trial counsel on various cases, including Murder, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Burglary and DUI.

Alex speaks regularly on criminal defense strategies and has given presentations to local and statewide conferences. He also has published articles on criminal law in several publications including South Carolina Lawyer and the Justice Bulletin.

Elizabeth McCool

Elizabeth McCool - Partner

Elizabeth McCool focuses her practice on her true passion of family law and helping others.  Divorce and child custody actions are trying, emotional experiences and her goal is to help each client through this difficult time of life. Mrs. McCool handles all types of domestic actions ranging from divorce, custody, visitation, termination of parental rights, step-parent adoptions, and grandparent visitation.

Mrs. McCool graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She continued her education receiving an MBA from Gardner Webb University and law degree from the University of South Carolina. During her time at USC, she served as Production Editor of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Journal and was a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.

Active in professional and community organizations, she served as co-coordinator of the SC Bar’s Upstate Cinderella Project from 2020-2022 and is a member of the SC Bar Publications Committee.

A native of Greer, South Carolina, Mrs. McCool enjoys spending her free time with her husband on the golf course, sampling local cuisine, reading, or with her dog Howard.

Frequently Asked Questions

A minimum consultation fee of $450 is required on all family court matters. Please take a minute to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

1. AM I REQUIRED TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF I DON’T HAVE ANY CONTACT OR VISITATION WITH MY CHILD OR CHILDREN?
Yes, all parents are required to pay child support regardless of how often you contact or visit your child or children. The only instance where this may not be necessary is if your parental rights have been terminated.

2. CAN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) FORCE ME TO SUBMIT A DRUG TEST?
No, DSS does not have the right to force you to submit to a drug test; however, by refusing the test, it does give them reason to suspect drug use in the home and they may seek removal of any children.

3. I HAVE A COURT HEARING REQUESTING THAT I PAY CHILD SUPPORT. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Every situation and family court matter is unique. When possible, we recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney to help you navigate family court and ensure the best outcome for you and your children. Our family law attorneys are available to help. We require a minimum consultation fee of $450 on all family court matters. Schedule a comprehensive consultation by calling us today at 864-298-0084 or contact us online.

4. WE HAVE AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE AND ARE IN AGREEMENT ON EVERYTHING. WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE?
While an uncontested divorce may feel like an open and shut matter, our attorneys give all family court matters a comprehensive review and consultation. We require a minimum consultation fee of $450 on all family court matters. Since divorce includes two parties, we can only represent one spouse in this instance.