Our team prides itself on achieving substantial, necessary and life changing results for our clients and their families. For almost thirty years, The Manely Firm, P.C. has represented thousands of families all around in Georgia, the United States, and the world. Here are just a few representative cases of The Manely Firm, P.C.’s efforts:


International & Appeals


The Manely Firm, P.C. successfully defended against the removal of the children to the Republic of Turkey under the Grave Risk grounds of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. As a result, our client, the mother, was fortunately able to donate her kidney to her child.


Pursuant to the Hague Convention, The Manely Firm, P.C. brought action in the Federal District Court to assure the child was returned to her father and home in the United Kingdom.


The Manely Firm, P.C. famously won a unanimous decision before the United States Supreme Court establishing that the United States retains jurisdiction over children after they have been removed outside of United States borders.


Under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, The Manely Firm, P.C. advocated and secured the return of a child home to Costa Rica after she had been impermissibly retained, by her mother, in the United States.


In another case, the Firm fortunately defended and prevented the return of a child to an abusive home Costa Rica based on Grave Risk grounds under Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.


The Firm successfully persuaded the United States District Court to deny the return of children to Venezuela based on Human Rights grounds of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.


The Manely Firm, P.C. defended and ultimately prevented opposing party's access to our Client's children under Hague Convention on International Child Abduction because to Dominican Republic parent's rights were inchoate in United States District Court.


Under Hague Convention on International Child Abduction, the Manely Firm, P.C. persuasively argued and convinced the court to order a child to be returned from St. Maarten after island was substantially destroyed by hurricane,

Marriage & Divorce

The Manely Firm, P.C. brought action for divorce against our Client's Haitian national spouse, and successfully persuaded the court to allow the relocation of her and her children to their homeland in Germany.

As a result of the divorce from British/Dubai citizen, the Firm secured a substantial alimony award for our Client, a United States citizen.

Through strategic negotiations, The Manely Firm, P.C. assured our client would receive $1,000 a month in alimony for nine years.

Children & Custody

The Manely Firm successfully intervened and argued to the juvenile court for custody of three young girls to our Client, their aunt, in the dependency and placement action.

The Manely Firm, P.C. fortunately overcame many difficulties associated with adoption by aided a couple in adopting a child, who did not qualify as a family member adoption.

The Firm persuaded the Superior Court to grant the relocation of the father and a child to the Bahamas, where our Client intends to open a new medical practice.

The Manely Firm, P.C.'s persistence, on behalf of our Client, secured an upward modification by more than $600 a month in child support as the result of a substantial change in circumstances upon the parties moving to Georgia.

With a strategic and mindful approach, the Firm secured a fair and positive custody order for our Client in Superior Court.