Divorce Attorney in
St. Marys, Georgia

The process of a divorce is, for the most part, a difficult one to process not only emotionally but also financially and legally. For some couples a divorce can be a simple court appearance that goes through without any hitches or obstacles where in the end of it the former husband and wife couple remain on amicable terms.

For others, it can be a sticky and rough situation filled with legal jargon and financial stipulations, which the parties involved would be best served receiving some sound legal advice that will help them navigate through it all.

A divorce proceeding may include important issues such as child custody, visitation, child support and large assets such as your house or vehicles - making it an invaluable decision to hire an experienced divorce firm like Mark McManus S.E. Ga. Law. With more than 25 years helping families dealing with divorce, Mark has assisted countless people in and around the St. Marys, Georgia region.

Specializing in divorce law, Mark McManus understands the intricate details and emotions that come with working with clients who are going through a tough time and he does everything in his power to determine their best course of action, especially when children are involved.

Having a compassionate and experienced attorney on your side not only eases some of the stress that comes along with a divorce, but you can rest assured that Mark McManus will work on your behalf, and in you and your children’s best interest.

If you or someone you know are looking for legal advice in the St. Marys region, Mark McManus S.E. Ga. Law is here to help.  Call Mark today at 912-289-9449.

St. Marys is home to over 17,000 residents and boasts places like The National Seashore's Visitor Center with boat access that are both located at the St. Marys Waterfront. The city is also home to the annual St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival, the St. Marys Submarine Museum, and Crooked River State Park.

Mark represents the people of St. Marys, Georgia in such zip codes as 31558 as well as throughout the state. He has practiced law all over the Georgia, appearing in more than 50 different counties to assist his clients through divorce proceedings. 
Divorce Legal Topics:
A divorce brings multiple important issues to the forefront. Issues such as child custody, alimony, child support, visitations schedules, division of property and assets, and division of debt, just to name a few. Other issues that may come up include paternity, domestic violence issues, or relocation of one or both parties. No matter what important issues you’re concerned about, Mark McManus can help!

Mark McManus S.E. recognizes that like a death in the family, divorce can be a traumatic experience for the entire family. He will help you throughout the process and ensure your family gets the best legal advice available for your individual circumstances. He will stand by you and help you to navigate the murky waters of divorce – and guide you to a safe place.

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
Mark will go over the entire process with you, navigate the intricate details of your particular situation, and file all of the necessary paperwork for you, taking the pressure of all the legal details off of you, so you can focus on what really matters – yourself 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 Georgia, when the court orders a final divorce, it means that the divorce is permanent. Once a divorce is permanent, it is final, meaning both parties can legally remarry. The divorce also terminates all property claims. 

In Georgia you can get a divorce if there is no hope that you and your spouse can save the marriage. This is known as "no-fault" divorce. Most divorces are granted on the single ground that the marriage is "irretrievably broken." In these cases, it is not necessary to show any wrongdoing or fault.
An annulment is a declaration by a court that a marriage never existed. Basically, that it was never a valid marriage in the first place. Courts rarely grant an annulment, so this isn’t always the best route if you want to end your marriage. 

Most people who are contemplating divorce are unfamiliar with the legalities surrounding a divorce. Mark understands this and it’s his mission to help you determine your best course of action based on your individual circumstances. He can help you to execute a plan to manage the difficulties that come with a divorce. He will do this by listening to your story and offering you options that will best suit your needs. It’s his job to know the law, which he does, and then guides his clients through the process surrounding the various legal issues in their case. He takes pride in being able to do this in Camden County and help each of his clients through the divorce process, taking some of the anxiety and stress off of them. 

Georgia allows the filing or an action for separate maintenance (a legal separation). This includes all issues of a divorce, except there is no divorce. 

Contact us:
No matter where you are in the divorce process, whether just contemplating it or if you’ve already moved out, Mark McManus S.E. can help. 

Contact Mark today to learn more about your options at 912 289-9449, 
or by email at

You can 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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