Your Savannah Divorce & Family Law Attorneys
“The Manely Firm’s Savannah team emphasizes empathy in conjunction with real world solutions so that the families of the Coastal Empire resolve their cases focused on what is most important: the future for themselves and their children.” – Savannah Partner Attorney David Purvis
Experienced Savannah, Georgia Divorce and Family Law Firm
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The Manely Firm, P.C.’s Savannah law office is located in the beautiful downtown historic district of Savannah, Georgia. We are proud to offer a fully staffed team prepared to serve clients in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan, and Bulloch counties. Our team is also fluent in many languages in addition to English.
The office is equipped with the most up-to-date technology to accommodate our clients that need or simply prefer to meet via video. The space boasts meeting rooms and offices prepared to host meetings, mediations and depositions, while offering easy parking and building access.
The city of Savannah proved to be a natural choice for The Manely Firm, P.C.‘s second satellite office in 2011. With the Port of Savannah close by and a city full of art, culture and beautiful architecture, Savannah provided the international flair and attraction that supported The Manely Firm, P.C.’s desire to grow their international and domestic law practice.
The firm continues to strive to make every step of your legal process as pleasant and accessible as possible to create the positive experience and outcome that you deserve. The Savannah team divorce, international family law, 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.
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 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.
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
Savannah Divorce and Family Law Team
We offer a strategic, intelligent approach to each case. We have a team of attorneys that are connected to the communities they serve.
At The Manely Firm, each of our attorneys are incredibly experienced and focused on particular areas of family law to make sure our clients have the most sophisticated representation possible. Because we are a team, however, working with one of our lawyers means you also have access to all of our attorneys.
Savannah holds a special place in the heart of Founding Attorney Michael Manely. Michael represented one of Chatham County’s residents, Sergeant 1st Class Jeffrey Chafin, Chafin v. Chafin, before the U.S. Supreme Court in December of 2012. This case resulted in a unanimous win for Michael and his client before the U.S. Supreme Court, a victory that distinguishes Michael from all other family law attorneys.
No matter how challenging your family law matter is, you can rest assured knowing you are getting the full knowledge and individual expertise of each attorney when you work with our firm. We share our knowledge and work together to do what’s best for you and your family and create the most effective strategy.
– Sergeant First Class Jeff Chafin
– Dei Gratia
– Cynthia Caldwell
– Cherry Spencer Stark
– Joel Seguradone
– Choongo Moonga
– Suzanne Cate
– 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
– Richard Rivera
Our Work in Savannah and throughout Georgia
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.
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 Savannah Team
Michael E. Manely