Divorce Attorney in
Kingsland, Georgia

Dealing with a divorce is never simple on any of the parties involved. Aside from having to cope with the loss of one’s union, there is also the separating of assets and properties that you once shared with your former spouse that must be handled. And although many of those items were purchased with the intent of being owned by two individuals, it can often be difficult to allocate certain things without a hitch. Worse than that can be marriages that involve children as battles may ensue over child custody and support.  

Issues of visitation, child support and large assets such as your home or vehicles are certainly more pertinent, which is why hiring an experienced attorney is vital. Mark McManus S.E. Ga. Law has been working with clients in the Kingsland, Georgia region for over 25 years. Specializing in divorce law, he understands the complexity and emotions that come with representing his clients to find the best course of action for everyone, especially if there are children in the picture. Having a compassionate and well-versed attorney on your team helps reduce some of the stress that is typical when going through a divorce. Mark McManus prides himself on working diligently on your behalf, and in your, and your children’s, best interest. 

If you are looking for legal advice during a difficult time, Mark McManus S.E. Ga. Law is here to help. Call Mark at 912 289-9449.

For over two decades, Mark has worked with clients across the state of Georgia, including Kingsland, Georgia, representing clients in the 31548 zip code. Located on the southeast corner of the Georgia coast, Kingsland is just minutes from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Jacksonville International Airport and Cumberland Island National Seashore. The city Oprah Winfrey named 'Lovetown, USA' also boasts marshlands including Okefenokee Swamp.

Divorce Legal Topics:

A divorce usually brings with it several important issues such as alimony, child support, visitations schedules, division of property and assets, and division of debt. Other issues that may be involved include paternity, domestic violence issues, or relocation of one or both parties. No matter how many issues you may be worried about, Mark McManus can help!

Mark McManus S.E. recognizes divorce can be a distressing experience for the entire family, not just the two partners involved. He will guide you through the process to ensure your family gets the best legal advice for your particular situation. He will be accessible as he assists you in successfully navigating uncharted territory for you. 

Divorce Facts in Georgia:
To file for a divorce in the state of Georgia there are certain residency requirements that must be met. You must have lived in the state at least six months. The other party must also be a resident of Georgia. Also, there are 13 grounds for divorce in Georgia.
  1. Irretrievable broken (no-fault)
  2. Intermarriage with a close relative
  3. Mental incapacity
  4. Mental illness
  5. Impotency
  6. Marriage was obtained through force or fraud
  7. Wife was pregnant by another man and the husband was unaware
  8. Adultery
  9. Desertion for a year or more
  10. Crime of moral turpitude
  11. Cruel treatment
  12. Habitual intoxication
  13. Habitual drug addiction
No two divorces are the same.  Mark will walk you through each step of the process, listening to the intricate details of your individual case. He will file all the necessary paperwork for you, taking all the legal details off your plate, so you can focus on what is your biggest priority – you and your family’s well-being. 

Divorce Legal Advice on Child Support:

In 2007 Georgia enacted new child support guidelines that consider the income of both parents. Many factors go into this new computation of child support including rules for when one parent does not work, or is underemployed. Factors such as tips, bonuses, overtime and commission must be considered. Other children in the home and other children being supported are also considered. 

Other issues considered include who is paying for health insurance for the children involved, expenses for child care, and travel expenses. Mark has years of experience when it comes to child support and will help you to determine all of the necessary factors involved so the child support amount is fair and in the best interest of the child/children.

Types of Divorce recognized in Georgia:
In the state of Georgia, when the court orders a final divorce, it means that the divorce is permanent. That is, the divorce is final which allows both parties to legally remarry. The divorce also terminates all property claims. 

In Georgia, you can get a divorce if there is absolutely no chance in salvaging your marriage. This is referred to as "no-fault" divorce. Most divorces are granted if and when the marriage is "irretrievably broken." In such cases, it is not required to show any wrongdoing or fault.

In terms of an annulment, that is a declaration by a court that a marriage never existed. This is when it states it was never a valid marriage to begin with. It’s rare for courts to grant an annulment, so this isn’t always the best option if you are interested in dissolving your marriage. 
Georgia also allows the filing or an action for separate maintenance (a legal separation). This includes all issues of a divorce, except that there is no divorce. 

Even though divorce is more common today, many people aren’t familiar with all the legalities that surround it. Mark works with you one-on-one to make sure all your questions and concerns are answered and that you comprehend what each stage in the legal process entails. Painting a picture of your marriage and why divorce is what is best for you and your family will allow Mark to better strategize and executing an immediate plan so he can offer you sound legal advice. Knowing the law and any changes is what Mark is confident about, including guiding you through the process. Mark takes pride in being able to do this for his Kingsland clients while also taking some of the anxiety off them. 

Contact us:
If you’re considering divorce or have questions about the legal process, Mark McManus can assist you. Call him today to learn more about all your options at 912-289-9449, or by email at

Visit our office or reach us by mail at 1613 Ellis Street Brunswick, GA 31520.

Discounts are available to federal employees through legal plans as well as members of our Armed Forces. 
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