Last updated on June 13, 2024

Marietta Divorce Lawyers

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Although every family is different, almost all families have one thing in common: They are complicated. Whether you are dealing with a divorce, looking into adoption or seeking modification of your divorce decree, our attorneys can help you.

At The Siemon Law Firm, our dedicated lawyers work hard to better the lives of the people they work with. They understand that family law issues are among the most stressful you may ever experience, and they want to take on these burdens so that you can focus on your day-to-day life. From our office in Marietta, we support clients throughout Cobb County.

Family Law

Our lawyers bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in a range of family law matters. No matter the issue you face, we uphold our values of quality, compassion and integrity.

Divorce And Property Division

The division of assets and debts is often the most contentious part of divorce. We will help you get the best outcome possible.

Child Custody And Child Support

There are numerous ways to handle custody and child support disputes, both in the courtroom and through mediation. Our attorneys will look at your case, help you determine the best approach for your case and fight for your rights.


We focus on helping clients with stepparent and foster care adoptions.


We provide both legal representation to those going through the mediation process and help facilitate mediation services. Lawyers from our firm understand the laws and conflicts that might benefit from a resolution through mediation.

LGBTQ Family Law

Our lawyers serve clients in all types of relationships with all their family law needs.

Our lawyers remain committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal service and personalized attention. When facing divorce or other family law issues, it is critical to have sound legal counsel and aggressive advocacy on your side.

What Is The Process For Divorce In Marietta?

The contested divorce process officially begins when one spouse files a petition for divorce with the superior court in the county where they or the other spouse lives. The petition must state their grounds for divorce. The most common of the grounds given is “irreconcilable differences,” but you can also claim several other grounds, including adultery, fraud and willful desertion. You can make requests for temporary orders for child support, alimony and so on while your divorce is pending. You must also include personal information, such as your income and financial assets.

The filing spouse must also serve the other spouse with copies of the divorce papers. Once they are served, the spouse has 30 days to respond with their own personal information and temporary order requests. The judge will then consider each party’s requests and issue rulings.

At this point, you and your spouse will try to negotiate a settlement that includes key matters like division of assets and child custody. In Cobb County, the judge will require you to attend divorce mediation. If an out-of-court settlement is not possible after reasonable efforts, then the court will hold a trial to settle the remaining differences. Cobb County also requires divorcing parents to attend a seminar on co-parenting post-divorce before their divorce is finalized.

An uncontested divorce is a shorter process. It works by having the spouses settle all key matters and signing a settlement agreement before filing for divorce.

Common Questions About Cobb County Divorce

Our clients typically have a lot of questions about getting divorced. Here are answers to some of the most common questions our team hears.

Does it matter who files first in Georgia?

Not really. The spouse who did not file will get the chance to file a counterclaim that accomplishes the same thing as the initial filing.

How long does the divorce process take in Cobb County?

State law requires a 30-day waiting period between filing for divorce and finalizing proceedings. However, most contested divorces take longer to resolve – generally, several months. An especially contentious divorce that requires a trial could take a year or more. An uncontested divorce generally takes less time.

What are the grounds for divorce in Georgia?

The most common of the grounds given for divorce is irreconcilable differences, also known as no-fault divorce. The other grounds available under Georgia law are:

  • Consanguinity, or the parties being too closely related
  • Mental incapacity at the time the marriage began
  • Sexual impotence
  • One spouse obtained the marriage through force, fraud, duress or menace
  • The wife was pregnant at the time of marriage by someone other than the husband, unbeknownst to the husband
  • Adultery
  • Willful and continued desertion for at least one year
  • A conviction for a crime of moral turpitude, for which the spouse is sentenced for at least two years in prison
  • Habitual intoxication
  • Cruelty, or the infliction of mental or physical pain to the other spouse that they reasonably believed put their life, limb or health in danger
  • Incurable mental illness, as adjudged by a court or by two physicians. The mentally ill spouse must have been confined to a mental health facility or under continuous care for at least two years
  • Habitual drug addiction

A Focused, Knowledgeable Approach

Our attorneys will listen to you to fully understand your goals and issues. They will collaborate with you to create a solid strategy to pursue what matters most to you. They will work hard for you and provide the attention and care that you deserve from your attorneys.

Many families throughout Marietta turn to the legal services of The Siemon Law Firm. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers by calling 770-888-5312 or send us an email.

Driving Directions:

Our Marietta office can be easily accessed off of Interstate 75, or Larry McDonald Memorial Highway. We are conveniently located close to the city center, including to the Cobb County Superior Court and the Division of Family and Children Services. The building is accessible from the first floor and parking is available onsite.

The Siemon Law Firm is located in One Parkway Center at 1850 Parkway Place, Suite 715, Marietta, GA. From DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, turn left onto Clairmont Rd from Airport Rd. Next, turn right onto Peachtree Blvd and take a left onto Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. Then, turn left and merge onto I-285 W. Take exit 20 and merge onto I-75N toward Marietta/Chattanooga. Next, take exit 263 for GA 120 W toward Marietta/KSU Campus. Keep right and merge onto GA-120/South Marietta Parkway SE. Turn left onto Franklin Gateway SE and then turn left onto Parkway Place. Follow the road and The Siemon Law Firm will be on the right.

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30AM to 9PM and on Saturdays from 9AM to 9PM. For additional questions, you can call us at 770-888-5312.

Nearby Courts And Government Offices

Cobb County Superior Court
70 Haynes St, Marietta, GA 30090

Division of Family and Children Services
325 South Fairground Street, Marietta, GA 30060

Where To Eat And What To See Near Our Marietta Divorce Law Office

If you’re looking for a bite to eat before or after your appointment with our family law attorneys, there are many options close to our Marietta office.

Africa Restaurant and Hookah Lounge
Open for lunch and dinner, the Africa Restaurant and Hookah Lounge is known for its charming staff, fabulous food, and fun hookah atmosphere, the menu features many options made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Located at 585 Franklin Gateway SE #170, Marietta, GA 30067.

Julie’s Taqueria
Authentic Mexican taqueria, great for lunch, dinner, or a tasty snack! Located at 585 Franklin Gateway SE STE 165, Marietta, GA 30067.

Tasty China
Award-winning chef, Peter Chang specializes in bringing you authentic Szechwan cuisine. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Located at 585 Franklin Gateway SE, Marietta, GA 30067.

Things To Do

A.L. Burruss Nature Park 
Family law issues are stressful in the best of circumstances. This gorgeous, 45 acre park offers a walking track, bike trails, and picnic tables for a relaxing meal. It’s the perfect place to unwind before or after you meet with our family lawyers. Located at 75 S Cobb Dr, Marietta, GA 30060.

Project Escape Atlanta – Escape Room 
Take some time out from the stress of divorce, custody, child support or whichever family law issue is taking your time and energy and “escape” at one of Project Escape Atlanta’s escape rooms. With multiple themes, there is something for everyone! Located at 1395 South Marietta Pkwy SE Building 200, Suite 230, Marietta, GA 30067.

Studio Movie Grill
Grab movie and a bite to eat at Studio Movie Grill. From kids meals to cocktails, pizza, or gourmet popcorn; there is something for everyone. Located at 40 Powers Ferry Rd, Marietta, GA 30067.

The Siemon Law Firm
1850 Parkway Pl, Suite 715
Marietta, GA 30067
Telephone: 770-888-5312

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How The Siemon Law Firm Can Help

Contact our Georgia Family Law Firm by calling 770-888-5120 or by completing this contact form.

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    Our Office Locations

    Cumming, Georgia

    347 Dahlonega St #100,
    Cumming, GA 30040 770-888-5120 Cumming Law Office Map

    Marietta, Georgia

    1850 Parkway Pl Suite 715,
    Marietta, GA 30067 770-888-5312 Marietta Law Office Map

    Alpharetta, Georgia

    4555 Mansell Rd,
    Alpharetta, GA 30022
    770-888-5093 Alpharetta Law Office Map

    Atlanta, Georgia

    3400 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 555,
    Atlanta, GA 30326 770-888-5078 Atlanta Law Office Map