Your Marietta & Cobb County Divorce Attorneys

The Manely Firm, P.C. All Family Law Marietta

Experienced Marietta, Georgia Divorce and Family Law Firm

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The Manely Firm, P.C.‘s Marietta law office is conveniently located just off the historic downtown Marietta Square. Our Marietta office was The Manely Firm, P.C.‘s first office, originally opening just down the street in 2003. The Firm moved into our current office location on Roswell Street in 2013 and has experienced significant success and growth in that time.

Marietta serves as our home office and houses the largest number of team members, including attorneys, paralegals, administrative staff and our accounting and marketing departments. The Marietta office enjoys close proximity to the Cobb County Courthouse and is prepared to serve clients in Cobb, Paulding, Bartow, and Douglas counties. Our team is also fluent in many languages in addition to English.

We are thrilled to be an integral part of the Marietta Square community and are heavily involved in community events and activities occurring close by. The Marietta team actively practices international family law with unique expertise, domestic family law and estate planning and probate matters.


Our Divorce Attorneys know that the best approach for divorce is not necessarily being aggressive or collaborative, it’s about being effective.

Child Custody

A marriage ending doesn’t mean that the relationship with your children needs to end too. From small decisions to the big ones, we’ll help you keep your say.

Child Support

Child support is often one of the most sensitive subjects families deal with when going through divorce and in the years after. We know how tough this can be and we’ll be there fighting for your side.

International Family Law

Our firm prides itself in not just resolving domestic matters but also in handling complex international family law cases. No matter where you are we’ll be there for you.

Asset Division

Property division is often one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. But at The Manely Firm we believe in taking a commonsense approach to these disputes.

Estate Planning & Probate

Estate Planning is not a cut and dry area of the law. In order to best protect yourself and your family you need to carefully craft a plan for your property and its future, that’s how we can help.

What Sets Our
Cobb County Divorce Attorneys

  • Gwinnett Magazine | G Best Of Gwinnett 2021 |
  • Nation's Premier | Nafla Top Ten Ranking 2022 | 5 Star
  • Rated By Super Lawyers
  • Forsyth County Nwes | | 2022 Best Of Forsyth | Readers Choice
  • 2022 Best Of The Coastal EmpireThe Official Community Choice Awards | Savannah Morning News | | Winner
  • Silver Corporate Community Champion | Cobb Community Foundation
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award | 5 Star
  • Gwinnett Magazine | G Best Of Gwinnett 2020 |
  • Connect Best Of Savannah 2022
  • | Best Divorce Lawyers In Roswell 2022
  • Forsyth County Chamber | Proud Member
  • Proud Member | Gwinnett Chamber
  • The National Top 100 | Black Lawyers
  • Proud Partner 2023 Greater Columbus GA Chamber Of Commerce
  • Cobb Chamber | Proud Member
  • Voted Best Of Gwinnett 2022
  • Savannah Area Chamber Member
“You’ve been a treasure to work with through this. You’ve a hard job to do, and I appreciate the amazing balance of compassion and skill you put into your work.”
– Jean
“Because of you and your winning oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, I can always honestly say to her that I did everything I possibly could to be there for her.”
– Sergeant First Class Jeff Chafin
“I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and all the people of the Manely Firm for the professional manner in which you performed the requirements of Pam’s divorce.”
– Bill
“I just received the Judge Lane’s order yesterday and I am very pleased with the outcome. It is an order that I can live with as I parent my daughter over the next several years.”
– Cheree
“I would like to thank you for your service, and attention in my civil action. Michael, for your sincere, patient ear during my consultation…I would also like to thank Martha for her prompt and kind follow ups.”
– Dei Gratia
“Michael was steadfast in moving my case forward and presented my case to the judge with meticulously documented support. Michael and his staff did a great job and were very responsive in my case. I highly recommend Michael and his firm.”
– Cynthia Caldwell
“Michael actively utilizes professionals in marketing, public relations and journalism. This combination has proven very effective and is unique among Atlanta attorneys.”
– Cherry Spencer Stark
“The challenge of helping our new son realize a prosperous and happy future would have been impopsossible if the legal and personal entanglements had not been sorted out and properly resolved by this awesome group of people. They have my highest recommendation.”
– JD
“There’s no words to describe how grateful we are for selecting The Manely Firm to defend us in an international case, I can say they are the best in this matter, period. Highly professional and Mr. King and Mr. Manely are the best ever.”
– Joel Seguradone
“I found that the Manely firm were the only attorneys who had the expertise and knowledge of international law to be able to bring my case before the court. I give them a 5-plus star rating because they are in league above all other attorneys!”
– Kay
“Very professional and display a great sense of immediacy working with you on your case”
– Xavier
“Excellent options served well will highly recommend”
– Keenan Thomas
“I recommend the Manely firm to anyone looking for the best attorneys in Hague Convention cases.”
– Choongo Moonga
“Divorce is difficult and there were times I wanted to just give in to get it over with but Mr Purvis continued to give support and when it was over I was glad that he was on my side. Because of him I was able to move forward both financially and emotionally with my life.”
– Suzanne Cate
“My case was handled efficiently and without delay. I appreciate the effort put into my case and the outcome.”
– Andrew Boone

“Very grateful to have chosen The Manely Firm. I ‘m grateful for your team and for all their services during this uncomfortable time in my personal life. Thank you for accepting me as a client.”
– Scott Wilson

“Excellent professional who fight for you”
– Kleyton Barreto Fontes
“Michael and Staff have been there whenever I have needed them for anything even after the fact and their service was over… They have treated us like family and the experience has been amazing with my case!..I call them the Pura Vida Firm!”
– Richard Rivera

Our Work in Marietta, Georgia and throughout Atlanta

We handle the details of divorce so you can think about the future.

Our Firm has been in practice for over 30 years and is committed to providing unparalleled legal service and concierge-level support to every client we serve.

The 13 Grounds For Divorce In Georgia

In Georgia, there are 13 grounds for divorce, one of which is infidelity. However, simply saying the marriage is “irretrievably broken” qualifies as a no-fault ground for divorce

What Is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative law allows both parties to work together as a couple to design a divorce outside of the court system. Both parties will come together to create mutual agreements regarding the important issues that must be settled in divorce.

    Divorce Prerequesite

    Before filing for divorce in Georgia, at least one spouse must have lived in the state for six months. Regardless of the living arrangements, spouses must be separated in the legal sense before one can file for divorce.

    Understanding The Divorce Process:

    The typical divorce timeline flows through several phases, which each have special purposes, including: Initial planning, Filing of divorce petition, Discovery and temporary hearings, Alternative dispute resolution, and a Divorce trial (if necessary).

    Meet Our Marietta Team

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    Michael E. Manely

    Founding Attorney

    Photo Of Bill King

    Bill King

    Partner & Managing Attorney
    Cherish De la Cruz

    Cherish De la Cruz

    Managing Estate
    Planning Attorney
    Stephanie Banks

    Stephanie D. Banks

    Managing Attorney for Probate,
    Trust and Fiduciary Law
    Photo Of Emily E. McClarty

    Emily E. McClarty

    Associate Attorney

    Photo of Mary Kaitlin Hocker

    Mary Kaitlin Hocker

    Associate Attorney

    Headshot of Shelia Manely

    Shelia Manely

    Chief Operating Officer

    Headshot of Kim Hollomon

    Kim Hollomon

    Headshot of Catherine Gonzalez

    Catherine Gonzalez


    Headshot of Lauri Bracey

    Lauri Bracey


    Photo Of Maritza Soto

    Maritza Olivares

    Headshot of Jacob Galofre

    Jacob Galofre

    Junior Paralegal
    Headshot of Floyd Fullard

    Floyd Fullard

    Junior Paralegal

    Headshot of Margaret Bryant

    Margaret Bryant

    Marketing Director

    Headshot of Michelle Lozano

    Michelle Lozano

    Marketing Assistant
    Headshot of Ian Hopkins

    Ian Hopkins

    Marketing Assistant
    Headshot of Cory Anderson

    Cory Anderson

    Sales Director
    Client Care Coordinator - Erin Jordan

    Erin Jordan

    Client Care Coordinator
    Taqua Lee

    Taqua Lee

    Human Resources Director
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    Amanda Persad

    Human Resources Generalist
    Photo Of Kate Ellis

    Kate Ellis

    Assistant Operations Manager
    Headshot of Jeff Wilson

    Jeff Wilson

    Photo Of Arnissa Galloway

    Arnissa Galloway

    Accounting Manager
    Headshot of Linda Hollis

    Linda Hollis

    Accounts Receivable Specialist

    Chantal Shaw

    Accounts Receivable Specialist
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    Deborah Smith

    Accounts Payable Specialist

    Lesli Alvarez