Divorce Attorney in
St. Simons, Georgia

Sometimes in life we face situations we never thought we’d have to, such as a divorce. Marriages don’t always work out like we had planned. Unfortunately, that’s just a part of life sometimes. Going through a divorce has been compared to mourning the death of a loved one, and in a sense, that’s exactly what happens. We mourn the death of the marriage. And in the midst of that mourning, many people also face a stressful legal battle with their former significant other. 

Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotional times in a person’s life. Mark McManus understands this and takes his client’s concerns and emotions into consideration while working with them to determine their best course of action moving forward. 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 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.

Mark has helped divorcees in St. Simons Island, and all over Georgia for more than 25 years. He has represented clients in the 31522 zip code. Home to the beautiful and remote Fort Frederica National Monument and the mysterious Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island, McManus is recommended not only in St. Simons, but throughout the State of Georgia for his excellent and proficient litigation skills. 

Mark McManus has practiced law throughout the state, 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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