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Marietta Domestic Violence Lawyer

Domestic abuse is the violence or threat of violence between members of the same household. This abuse can either be physical in nature, emotional in nature or both. It is not uncommon for the victim to feel ashamed about the abusive nature of the relationship and refuse to report it even if that might mean an end to the violence.

We encourage anyone in an abusive relationship — women or men — to report the violence to law enforcement and seriously consider removing yourself from the relationship. If you are married, contact a knowledgeable Marietta domestic violence attorney at our office.

For decades, the lawyer at G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. has helped people escape from abusive marriages through divorce. Victims of domestic violence do not always realize that they have the power to do something about it. The law provides protections and remedies. Victims of physical violence can become blind to their rights and protections and refuse to even attempt to make a change. Contact our office with any questions you might have, and we can schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your situation.

Cobb County Protective Order Attorney

There are legal avenues available for immediate relief under the Georgia Family Violence Act. In the past, victims could seek a restraining order. As the statutes have changed, you can now seek a permanent protective order (PPO) or a temporary protective order (TPO), which have replaced restraining orders for such circumstances.

When a family violence action is initiated, the court has the authority to address issues of temporary child support, alimony, possession and use of property, visitation and to enforce anger management counseling. Let us help you remove yourself from this abusive relationship and build a more stable future.

Contact a Cobb County Attorney For Help With Protective Orders

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

Domestic Violence & Physical Abuse – Marietta Domestic Violence Attorney, TPO, Restraining Order


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.

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248 Roswell St
Marietta, GA, 30060

(770) 424-1400

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