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Cruel Treatment and Emotional Abuse in Georgia

Cruel treatment and emotional abuse in Georgia are very serious issues. Mental abuse in a long-term relationship can have the same devastating effects as physical abuse. If you have been mentally or physically abused by your significant other, you must take steps to get to safety. Ultimately, those steps will likely lead to divorce.

Contact our law firm online today or call (770) 424-1400, today. We will work quickly to ensure your safety and put an end to the treatment you are experiencing.

Serious Representation for Serious Problems

At G. Cleveland Payne III P.C., we understand the serious impact cruel treatment can have on your quality of life. Most courts recognize emotional abuse as a form of domestic violence and have put protections in place. We will work to remove you from the dangerous situation in which you may be involved and explore every legal avenue to start you toward a safer and stable future.

Marietta Divorce Lawyers

Cruel treatment is grounds for divorce in Georgia and can have a serious impact on the equitable division of property. Cruel treatment can take numerous forms, including:

  • Verbal abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Extreme control
  • Domination
  • Name calling
  • Threatening behavior
  • Adultery

It is wise to seek the counsel of an attorney as soon as possible, so we can fight to get you into a safe environment through the use of protective orders. The worst possible scenario is that the emotional abuse turns physical and you suffer a severe, debilitating injury. We encourage anyone in this situation to seek help through law enforcement and the legal process.

Contact a Marietta Divorce Lawyer

With questions regarding cruel treatment and emotional abuse, contact our office by calling (770) 424-1400 or by completing the e-mail form on this website.


G. Cleveland Payne III P.C.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

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