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Practice Areas Marietta, GA

Marietta Probate Lawyer

About Our Law Practice in Marietta, Georgia

The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. was founded in 1980. For more than 30 years, we have provided compassionate representation and strong legal advocacy when people need it the most.

To schedule your consultation with a lawyer regarding any of the following, please call (770) 424-1400. You may also e-mail us to get a prompt response to your questions.

Family Law, Divorce and Probate Representation

Our firm provides comprehensive family law services that address issues such as divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, paternity, legitimation and post-decree modification and enforcement.

  • Divorce: We offer legal counsel and advocacy for people who are at any stage of the divorce process, whether that means working for an out-of-court agreement/settlement with your spouse, litigating issues in court or need to modify an existing divorce order.
  • Alimony: We seek all types of alimony on behalf of clients, including temporary, rehabilitative, lump sum and permanent.
  • Child custody and visitation rights: Our firm seeks to allow each parent meaningful access to the children, including when relocation or a move-away becomes a factor.
  • Child support: We represent parents who will be paying child support and those who will be receiving support payments on behalf of their children. Georgia state child support guidelines are used to determine the amount of support, but deviations can be made in the best interests of the child for items like health care and child care expenses.
  • Legitimation: We help fathers file suits for legitimation to obtain visitation, parenting time and fulfill responsibilities to their children.
  • Paternity: We help mothers file paternity actions to establish paternity and seek child support from the child’s father.
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements – We draft both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. These are documents that can be drafted to ensure that assets remain separate and organized throughout a marriage. 
  • Property division: We protect your rights as an equitable division of all marital property is reached, including retirement accounts, personal property, real estate and more.

Probate and Guardianships

  • Probate : We represent executors, administrators, heirs and family members involved in probate disputes. These disputes can involve many issues, including the validity of a person’s will, estates, powers of attorney and questions about an individual’s capacity to make a will.
  • Guardianship and conservatorship: We handle guardianship/conservatorship proceedings in probate court. If you are concerned about the well-being of an incapacitated adult or minor child, appointing a guardian/conservator may be beneficial.

Contact a Cobb County Family Law and Probate Attorney

The law office of G. Cleveland Payne III P.C. looks forward to helping you. Contact us 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