Michael Eric Manely

Marietta Family Lawyer, Michael Eric Manely

Skilled Representation from a Compassionate AttorneyMichael Eric Manely

Location: Practices Out Of All Locations including Marietta, Atlanta, Savannah, Canton, Lawrenceville & Gainesville

Phone: (678) 616-2605

Toll Free: (888) 930-9165

Fax: (770) 421-0288

For over 25 years, Marietta family law attorney Michael Eric Manely has practiced divorce and family law and has handled thousands of cases over his career. He has been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, as well as the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Michael appeared before the Supreme Court for Chafin v. Chafin in December of 2012, and earned a unanimous victory. In doing this, he became the only all family law attorney to achieve a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Georgia. Over the years, Attorney Manely has created a progressive practice and earned a reputation for securing victory in controversial, difficult, and high-profiles cases. Mr. Manely has helped thousands of mothers and fathers successfully resolve child support, child custody, and divorce cases in statem federal, and international courts.

Over the last decade, Michael's practice has been joined by six paralegals and seven family law associates. Attorney Manely remains as the lead counsel on all cases of significant complexity, or if his clients should request him.

He is capable of taking on cases of international family law, especially in Hague Child Abduction and Retention cases, complicated custodial matters, high net-worth divorces, and family law appeals. As of late, Mr. Manely has become a highly sought-after family law attorney for international cases in the State of Georgia and in the southeastern United States. He has handled cases from out-of-state clients, in foreign jurisdictions, and in the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, Michael has garnered successful outcomes to cases on every continent in the world, besides Antarctica.

Attorney Manely has been successful in returning abducted children from foreign countries across the world, back to the Unitied States. He has even travelled worldwide in order to secure a positive outcome for these cases and the childrens' futures.

His professional affiliations include the following:

  • International Society of Family Law
  • The State of Georgia Bar Association Family Law Section
  • The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • The American Bar Association Family Law Section and International Section
  • The Cobb County Bar Association

Michael organized the Cobb County branch of the Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Association. In the past, he served as the president of the GSU College of Law Alumni Association. He frequently lectures and writes on Retention under The International Child Abduction and Retention Act, as well as International Family Law and Hague Abduction.

To get in touch with Marietta family lawyer Michael Manely, call (678) 616-2605 or toll free at (888) 930-9165. Schedule a case evaluation today!

Areas of Practice

  • International Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
  • J.D.
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • B.A.
  • Major: Philosophy

Representative Cases

  • Chafin v Chafin
  • Hubbard v. Wal - Mart, 1:97 - CV- 743 (1993)
  • Taylor v. Taylor
  • Furnes v. Reeves

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Mock Trial Champion, 1988
  • Georgia Mock Trial Champion, 1989
  • Frequent lecturer on International Family Law and Hague actions to family law practitioners

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State of Georgia Bar Association, Family Law Section and Environmental Law Section, Member
  • Cobb County Bar Association, Member
  • Marietta Business Association, Member
  • Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Association, Organizer, Cobb County branch
  • Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Society, Past President
  • International Society of Family Law


  • Delta Theta Phi

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