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Amy Kathryn Waggoner

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Marriage & Prenuptials, Wills & Living Wills

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About Me

There's life after your divorce, although it may not seem like it now.


 


I've been practicing family law almost 20 years.  Shortly after I started practicing family law, I was trained as a Guardian ad Litem--a lawyer appointed by the court to represent the children in contested divorce cases.  After handling several GAL cases I was struck by how devastated the children were by seeing their parents try to destroy each other.


 


I think it's possible--and preferable--to pursue your divorce in a way that doesn't hurt your children and lessens your own pain as much as possible. Every day I try to help my clients analyze the benefits of their actions, and weigh them against the costs to themselves and their children.


 


It takes 4 reasonable people (the 2 parties and the 2 lawyers) acting reasonably to lessen the pain and keep your kids healthy during a divorce. But it's possible to come out of a divorce in one piece.  My most successful cases are those in which I can work together with my client to make sure that everyone is able to move on with their lives as seamlessly as possible.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    20 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 10%
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Melody Z. Richardson

    Amy Waggoner is one of those well-grounded, practical lawyers that has a calming effect even in the most stressful situations. I highly recommend Amy for your family law matter, particularly if you are interested in the Collaborative Process.

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    Melody Richardson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Eileen Jacqueline Shuman

    Ms. Waggoner is an excellent attorney. Working on a case with Ms. Waggoner always results in effective and efficient resolution of a case, no matter how complex the issues. It is of utmost importance to clients in a divorce or family law situation to have an attorney who is respected by attorneys, judges, and court professionals working in the community. Ms. Waggoner is well respected and ethical. I am always pleased when she is on the opposite side of the table from me in a case because I know I can trust her and I know that she will work hard to ensure that a divorce case or family law related case is resolved with the clients best interests as the center and focus of the resolution. I recommend Ms. Waggoner.

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    Eileen Shuman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Waggoner Hastings LLC

3820 Mansell Road.
Suite. 170
Alpharetta, GA, 30022-1536

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TNActive199608/17/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 199508/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 50: 2014 Women Georgia SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2014
Top 10 AwardNational Academy of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top 50: 2013 Women Georgia SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2013
Legal EliteGeorgia Trend Magazine2013
Top 50: 2012 Women Georgia SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2012
Top 50: 2011 Women Georgia SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2011
Top 50: 2010 Women Georgia SuperLawyersSuperLawyers2010
Pro Bono Top 50 AwardAtlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation2005
Pro Bono Top 50 AwardAtlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation2004
American Jurisprudence AwardAchievement in Litigation1994

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerWaggoner Hastings LLC2010 - Present
PartnerAussenberg Waggoner, LLP2005 - 2009
Associate JudgeMunicipal Court of Union City1999 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Family and Conciliatory CourtsMember2009 - Present
ACLU of GeorgiaBoard of Directors2007 - 2008
Atlanta Collaborative Divorce AllianceFounding Member2007 - Present
Collaborative Law Institute of GeorgiaMember2006 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Stonewall Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
Stonewall Bar AssociationDirector2001 - 2007
Atlanta Bar Association , Traffic Court CommitteeN/A1996 - 1997
North Fulton Bar AssociationN/AN/A
State Bar of GeorgiaN/AN/A
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Maryville CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
GA State UnivN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Georgia State University College of LawCollaborative Divorce2013
Georgia State University College of LawCollaborative Divorce2012
Georgia State University College of LawCollaborative Divorce2011