Marietta Divorce Attorneys
Divorce and family law attorneys serving Marietta.
Divorce and family law attorneys serving Marietta.
291 SE Alexander St
Marietta, GA 30060
About the Marietta Divorce Law Firm
Leading Cobb County divorce attorney, Mary Stearns-Montgomery, began as a solo practitioner back in 1988. Due to her large success and reputation for fighting for her clients, Mary’s growth was almost immediate. She then started a Marietta divorce attorney practice, which was just a small three-room office on Alexander Street, and by 2000 moved a block down into a 5,000 square foot office space. It has since grown to 7,000 square feet to accommodate the large number of mediations conducted on the premises. In 2010, Mary added Georgia divorce lawyer Ryan Proctor, as a partner. Then in 2013, Ryan moved his main office to the Buckhead location. Randy Sabatini became a partner in April 2015 and opened the Alpharetta law office. Melanie Prehoka became partner in the Fall of 2020 and opened the Canton law office.
Find a Cobb County Divorce Attorney Today
Selecting the right attorney for your divorce or family law matter can be daunting. If you or a loved one are searching for the right Cobb County family law attorney, contact our team today to see how our expert team can help.
For over 20 years, Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor has been serving clients in the greater Atlanta area, specializing in divorce and family law matters. With experience handling complex cases such as contested divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody, and more, our Marietta family lawyers provide a deep wealth of knowledge, as well as the compassionate partnership clients need when dealing with difficult, life-altering situations.
For more information on how our Marietta divorce lawyers and family law attorneys can serve you, explore our legal services below or reach out to schedule a consultation today.
- Follow I-75 S and North Marietta Pkwy NE to Fairground St NE
- Head southeast on I-75 S
- Take exit 265 for GA-120 Loop toward Marietta/Roswell
- Turn right onto North Marietta Pkwy NE
- Continue on Fairground St NE to your destination
- Turn left onto Fairground St NE
- Turn right onto Roswell St NE
- Turn left onto SE Alexander St
- Turn left onto Waterman St SE
- Turn right
- Our Marietta law office will be on the right
The Marietta Divorce & Family Law Team
Founder and Managing Partner
- Kelsey Fanning – Paralegal Assistant to Anne Thompson de Magaña and Taylor Dudley
- Christine Green – Paralegal / Efiling and Closing Clerk
- Viktor Katkalov – Senior Paralegal to Mary Montgomery
- Trina Lewis - Senior Paralegal to Marlys Bergstrom
- Ally Bruno – Legal Assistant
Our Marietta Law Services
Adoption in Marietta
At Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor, uniting children with adoptive parents is one of the best parts of our job. Our family law attorneys help families through the adoption process from start to finish.Learn More
Annulment Services in Marietta
When considering an annulment the goal is to have your marriage completely eradicated from historical records, while a divorce is concrete and will be documented for life.Learn More
Disputes over child custody and visitation are among the most hotly contested in Georgia family law cases. While the court has established legal guidelines to follow, there are always extenuating factors which must be considered.Learn More
Contested Divorce in Marietta
A contested divorce is where parties cannot reach an agreement on whether to get a divorce or settle on the terms and details of the dissolution.Learn More
High-Asset Divorce in Marietta
High asset divorces work similarly to normal divorces, with two main differences. First, there’s a lot more at stake—often in terms of your marital investments. Second, there is a lot of unusual complexity.Learn More
Georgia Child Support
The process of establishing child support payments often causes anxiety for parents going through the divorce process or paternity suits.Learn More
Legal Separation in Marietta
Technically, there is no such thing as a legal separation in Marietta. However, you can file for a separate maintenance action, defined as a judicial determination to separate spouses and provide support without a judicial termination of the marriage.Learn More
Marietta Divorce Mediation
Mediation involves meeting with a third party (Mediator) to consult on which issues can be amicably addressed throughout the divorce process.Learn More
Military Divorce Attorneys
Divorce is an emotional and often complex topic by itself, but divorcing someone in the military presents a unique set of challenges.Learn More
No Fault Divorce
No-fault divorce law gives either party the freedom to sue for divorce with only the claim of “irreconcilable differences.”Learn More
While same sex partners have the same rights as any other couple under Georgia divorce laws, there are legal complications that can arise when break ups occur.Learn More
Uncontested Divorce in Marietta
In an uncontested divorce, the couple is in general agreement on getting the divorce and on the terms.Learn More
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FAQ for the Marietta Office
How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Marietta?
In Marietta, the cost of a divorce can vary based on whether it's contested or uncontested, and whether you go to mediation or to court. Whether you hire an attorney also affects the cost of the proceedings. The court's filing fee is under $300, but that's not the only expense you can expect. You also need the proper forms, and may have to pay to have the other spouse served with papers. While you don't necessarily have to hire an attorney, it's recommended that you do so in order to protect your interests.
What Should I Look for in a Family Law Attorney?
When you're looking for a Marietta family law attorney, make sure you consider the attorney's education, as well as their experience. Ideally, you should choose an attorney who has experience in handling cases just like yours. If you have minor children, for example, your case will be different from someone who doesn't have kids. A high-asset divorce can be significantly different from one where you and your spouse don't own a lot of property. Finding an attorney who understands your specific case is important.
How Do I Know What Type of Divorce I Need?
At Stearns‑Montgomery & Proctor, we can help you determine what type of divorce will be right for you. Generally, if you and your spouse agree with one another on everything, and you sign a settlement agreement, you can get an uncontested divorce. This is the least expensive, and the least time-consuming option. For those who can't agree, though, an uncontested divorce will be necessary. This takes longer, and the court may make some decisions for you and your spouse to settle your case.