Skip to main content
(770) 424-1400 Contact
A lawyer signing divorce documents

Marietta Divorce Lawyer

Counseling Clients Through the Dissolution of Marriage Process in Georgia

If you are experiencing a divorce, or if your spouse has said he or she wants a divorce, you are probably feeling a wide range of emotions. The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III, P.C., can provide compassionate representation and strong advocacy when you need it most. We understand the stress, anxiety and confusion you are feeling.

Call us today at (770) 424-1400 or e-mail us to schedule your divorce consultation.

Have You Considered Reconciliation?

Marietta divorce attorney G. Cleveland Payne III has a counseling background as well as training and education in Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy. He encourages you and your spouse to explore counseling and consider reconciliation. Many couples can work through their problems and emerge better than they were before divorce was even considered.

That being said, if reconciliation of your divorce is not an option, our firm can aggressively represent your interests.

Assisting With All Matters of Divorce

You must resolve many issues during your divorce. Let our Georgia family law firm help you with the following:

  • Child custody and visitation rights: Our firm strives for each parent to have meaningful access to their children. We help make parenting time arrangements that serve the best interests of your child. We help assert a fathers rights for custody and visitation. We also advocate for grandparents’ rights during pending custody or visitation actions, as well as help mothers assert their rights.
  • Child support: Child support in Georgia is determined by statutory guidelines, which analyze both parents’ gross income to determine an appropriate level of support. We can also help you obtain a modification for support or custody when circumstances change such as when a relocation or move-away situation arises.
  • Alimony: We can help you petition for temporary or permanent spousal support. to be awarded and payable monthly, for a brief time, an extended time, and sometimes awarded as a lump sum.
  • Property division: In Georgia, property is subject to equitable distribution during divorce. Property may include the marital home, bank accounts, vehicles, real estate property, businesses, hidden assets and retirement plans and any property involved in a high-asset divorce.
  • Adultery and spousal abuse: We assist clients who have been the victim of adultery or physical or emotional abuse get the results they need.

Legal Separation (Separate Maintenance)

If you and your spouse want to separate, but do not want to divorce, you may want to consider a separate maintenance action (also called a legal separation). This allows you to resolve issues relating to property, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, and all other issues while maintaining the legal relationship of marriage between you and your spouse. This is a favorable option for couples with certain religious beliefs, or for those who want to maintain the legal benefits available to married couples.

Contact a Reputable Georgia Divorce and Child Custody Attorney

Contact a Marietta, Georgia, divorce lawyer today 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