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Shawna was a blessing for me during my divorce and then again when I needed her expertise for my child custody case. Through her knowledge of the law and past experiences, she was able to attain a fair divorce settlement but the child custody case was the most appreciative and impressive. With Shawna's experience, we were able to show the court that the children's living conditions were not in their best interest and I was awarded Physical Custody of my kids in 2012. Shawna kept me informed and was very respectful of my financial situation and insured that our communication was as necessary and not abused in any way. Thanks Shawna!
Shawna is a fierce and brilliant attorney!
I was a client of Shawna’s 6yrs ago (which I was extremely happy with the outcome) and I am currently one now. She gives her all and she has always looked out for my best interest.
Shawna is professional and trustworthy and has always been extremely attentive to all of my concerns. I appreciate that she is understanding and encouraging during tough times.
You will never feel like you are “just another client,” while working with Shawna.
There are many, many good things I can say about Shawna, but most importantly, I trust her completely!
Shawna has a rare blend of brains, compassion, and cunning negotiation. During the divorce she was completely on top of things. However, now nearly 5 months after the final divorce hearing, I still don't have signed divorce papers and Shawna has not returned my numerous phone calls. I didn't see this coming. Very disappointed...
Ms. Woods handled my divorce and child custody dispute two years ago. She made sure I understood what was going on and what I could expect from the process. I have a little girl that I need to care for, and Ms. Woods made sure she was given the best future possible as a result of this difficult divorce. I received great service, and I respect all the hard work that Ms. Woods has done for me and my family. I appreciate the hard work and honesty.
I recently went through an extremely complicated divorce which included custody disputes and very complicated property issues. Ms. Woods handled my case with respect, courtesy, and professional knowledge that goes well beyond her years as a practicing attorney. During my case, I noticed the respect she's earned from her colleagues and the court system, and it made me feel more comfortable that my process was being cared for by a knowledgeable and realistic attorney. She never made promises she couldn't keep, and despite my desire to "win" against my spouse, I knew that I was getting above and beyond what was reasonable. In the end, I was left feeling a sense of closure about the process. Anyone who goes through this knows that the emotions linger well beyond the formalities, but Ms. Woods made it possible to heal without having to deal with the legal issues at the same time. I shopped around, and she is probably the best kept secret in Atlanta.
While knowledeable in overall family law, Ms. Woods was extremely difficult to communicate to and with throughout the entire process. Quite often repeated communication attempts were responded to days and even weeks later resulting in frustration, anger, and a feeling of distrust. Divorce with children is an extremely painful and emotional time for everyone. The attorney can help minimize that in their focused and engaged handling of the case (communication is key in managing the emotions of the case). I was extremely disappointed at the lack of effort to improve the communication after this was brought to her attention; and was even more disappointed when I learned after the divorce was final, the amount of information I never received.
Ms. Woods handled my divorce. The experience could not have been easier with Shawna guiding me through the process. She was always attentive, returned my calls, and was available during tense moments. She not only navigated the legal aspects, but provided a friendship during a tough time in my life. We stayed a step ahead of my ex, which saved me a lot of money and time. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Ms. Woods to anyone.
Ms. Woods was an excellent advocate.
Ms. Woods knowledge of the court was impressive. She guided me through a very difficult divorce.
I was going through a change in custody with my ex-wife. Even though it was a very difficult, Ms. Woods guided us and ultimately we won custody of both my 15 yr old son and 9 yr old daughter. Ms. Woods was very impressive in court and showed no lack of experience. She kept my kids best intrests at the forefront. Most lawyers have a bad reputation and they deserve it, however Ms. Woods is the exception to the rule and worth every penny. I have used other lawyers in the past and found that they just wanted my money but Ms. Woods was fair and trustworthy. She was straight to the point and made no promises on outcomes. I don't feel as though she wasted my money but that she looked at me as a client.