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Marital Debt and Divorce

Finances are often the cause of many marital disputes in Georgia, many times leading to a separation or divorce. The stress of substantial debt can put strain on a relationship; if there are other issues in the marriage, it can be the final strain that leads to divorce. When this occurs, there are many factors to consider, including how the debts will be split after the divorce and how it will affect both spouses.

At G. Cleveland Payne III P.C., we have been assisting our clients in Georgia with their family law legal issues since 1980. Our experienced lawyer, Cleveland Payne, offers advice and legal counseling for those considering divorce, helping them understand the financial consequences and options available. Having a trusted legal expert on your side can help you determine how best to move forward and reduce personal financial hardship due to marital debt issues.

Questions on Marital Debt

If you are considering divorce, but have a substantial amount of marital debt, you may have many questions on how this will affect your future. Cleveland Payne, our experienced divorce lawyer, can advise you on the legal aspects of your financial situation. Taking a close look at your finances, Mr. Payne can offer guidance on what options are available to minimize the impact on your personal finances, credit and other aspects of your life. Each situation is unique; it is important to understand what steps you can take and how these actions will affect your financial future with personalized legal advice.

If you are considering divorce in Marietta but have concerns about the marital debt you share with your spouse, contact us at G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. Call us at (770) 424-1400 or complete the e-mail form on this website. We can answer your marital debt questions and give you the legal information you need to make the best decisions for your future.


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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