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We are Divorce and Family Law Attorneys Here to Help

When facing personal family matters like divorce, child custody or alimony, it is particularly stressful as you weigh the impact of your situation on your finances, safety, family and future. During difficult financial and emotional times, it is important to have an experienced, knowledgeable family law attorney by your side to offer honest, accurate advice.

Family law is a broad area of practice covering:

  • Divorce (at fault and no fault)
  • Parental rights, child custody, and child support
  • Alimony and spousal support
  • Legal name changes in South Carolina
  • Restraining orders
  • DSS cases

Marcelo will help protect your best interest and guide you through the complexity of family law to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your family.

What Should I Do?

Typically, family law matters arise when two people decide they no longer want to be married. The decision was likely not an easy one and the implications are not easy either. You and your spouse must now determine how to handle key, often emotionally impactful, issues, including the division of property, child custody, child support, visitation rights and spousal support.

In South Carolina, there are four grounds for an “at fault” divorce:

  • Adultery
  • Physical cruelty
  • Desertion
  • Habitual drug and/or alcohol abuse

There is also one ground for a “no fault divorce” – you and your spouse must continuously live in separate residences for at least one year prior to filing for divorce.

Regardless if you are filing for an “at fault” or “no fault” divorce, the state requires that the party filing for divorce provides legally sufficient evidence to prove at least one of these grounds. Proof can be obtained through a third-party testimony, doctors’ record or a private investigator.

In every case, the specifics around the divorce can be highly detailed and tedious, and its impact on division of property, child support, child custody, visitation rights and spousal support are significant. It is highly recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney who will advocate for your rights and ensure no stone remains unturned.

We Are Here To Help

Marcelo Torricos is an attorney with the Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey law firm located in Greenville, S.C. A team of award-winning attorneys, Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey provide skilled, professional and tailored legal advice in the areas of personal injury law, criminal law, family law and real estate law.

Our attorneys are routinely recognized as industry leaders, and many have received regional and national acclaim from prestigious institutions, including Best Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers Listings, and LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated distinctions.

As a member of this experienced legal team, Marcelo can couple his expertise in family law with that of fellow attorneys to work collectively on your behalf. We invite you to give him a call today at (864) 679-3213 or complete our Contact Us form online.


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