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Marietta Family Law Attorney

Compassionate Counsel for Your Divorce and Family Law Matter

The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. provides family law services designed to reach fair and ethical resolutions on your behalf. We use strong but wise negotiation methods and encourage mediation to reach resolutions.

Would you like to discuss family law issues with a Christian divorce and family law attorney? Call us at (770) 424-1400 to schedule your consultation. You can also e-mail us to obtain a prompt response to your question.

Marietta Family Law Attorney With a Background in Counseling

Attorney G. Cleveland Payne III has a counseling background as well as training and education in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy. He understands the stress that can accompany divorce proceedings and other family law issues. He listens attentively to your concerns and provides the emotional support and strong advocacy you need.

Under his guidance and dedication, our firm can help you with the following:

  • Divorce : We are able to advocate for your interests through strong negotiations and mediation.
  • Legal separation (separate maintenance) : If you and your spouse want to separate but remain married, you may want to consider this avenue.
  • Child custody and visitation rights : We can develop parenting plans that allow you quality time with your children and control over important decisions about their upbringing. We help grandparents assert their visitation rights.
  • Child support : We represent parents who will be paying child support and those who will be receiving support payments on behalf of their children.
  • Alimony : We can answer questions you have regarding the various types of alimony (also called spousal support).
  • Paternity : We represent people in paternity determinations to obtain child support and determine parental rights, including when grandparents and fathers want to preserve visitation or assert custodial privileges.
  • Legitimation : We help fathers seek custody and visitation rights by establishing paternity.
  • Stepparent Adoption : We proudly represent clients who are seeking a stepparent adoption due to the physical or relational absence of a non-custodial biological parent. Our caring approach always considers your unique situation and the best interest of the child.

We also help individuals whose divorce orders are outdated and no longer reflect their current situation by petitioning for post-judgment modifications, as well as help people enforce existing orders.

Guardianships and Conservatorships

We also provide experienced guardianship and conservatorship representation to anyone who is concerned about the well-being of a minor child or an incapacitated adult.

Contact a Knowledgeable Georgia Divorce Attorney

What are your family law needs? Contact the law office of G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. online or call (770) 424-1400 to schedule your consultation.


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 10 reviews

Beth Talbert

Mr. Payne was a godsend! I recently relocated to Georgia from California where I had been struggling to procure a divorce for quite some time. Upon my first telephone consultation with Mr. Payne, he clearly explained the process that needed to take place, an approximate timeline and the expense involved. He provided every aspect as laid out with the utmost professionalism and courtesy as well as finalizing my divorce ahead of schedule and under budget. I couldn't have asked for him to be any more considerate in guiding me through an emotionally difficult process. Thank you Mr. Payne!!

Sandy Carr

When finding myself in a life changing situation, I wanted a lawyer with good morals and values to represent me. I also wanted to find someone who could represent me without becoming a number in a large law firm. In choosing Mr. Payne I felt I received the time and attention required to move forward in my circumstances with positive results. He and his staff were both professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring which meant a lot to me while moving through a difficult time. I was continually involved and kept updated throughout the whole legal process.

Dennis Stahl

I have personally known Cleve Payne for many years and can certainly attest to his unmatched attention to detail and the way he is always striving to treating people with the upmost respect and dignity. His professionalism is without exception and above all he always has your best interests at heart. He is a man among men!

Phillip Turner

Cleve Payne is a credit to the legal profession and a genuinely sincere and caring individual. His practice of family law and divorce has focused for years on helping others and making sure that the legal involvement does not overshadow his dedication to assisting people. I have known Cleve for many years and can say with conviction that he is a person of integrity and high moral standards in his professional and personal life; a totally trustworthy and considerate individual.

Karen Gheesling

Mr. Payne was a great help with probating my parent's will. He was knowledgeable and very kind. He answered any questions that arose and handled the situation in a timely manner. I later returned to him to have my will prepared. I highly recommend Mr. Payne for any legal service.

Susan Carver

Mr Payne was very knowledgeable and helpful, provided valuable advice and guidance, and was compassionate and sensitive to my personal situation.

Pete Montgomery

Cleve Payne has been our family lawyer for the last 10 yrs and has helped us through several issues during that time. My wife and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable, and caring attorney.

Eric Olson

I have used Cleve for over five years. He is conscientious, knowledgeable, and thorough. He is people-oriented and cares about his clients both professionally and personally.

Contact Us

248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM