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Adriana Arguelles de la Torriente

Child custody Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Adriana de la Torriente, Adriana Torriente

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2007
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About Adriana

Learn Adriana’s areas of practice.

Practice areas

Adriana focuses her practice on divorce, child support modifications, child custody modifications, and legitimation actions. 

Adriana is a native Spanish speaker so she is able to meet the needs of Georgia's diverse and growing communities.

Adriana was selected as a Super Lawyer in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She was selected to the Rising Stars List of Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

Prior to embarking on a career change in 2004, Adriana was a management consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where she focused her practice on the Energy industry. Her clients included large scale energy companies in both the United States and in Canada. Upon leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers, she joined the E-Commerce group at The Home Depot where she was a systems engineer on the launch team. She later transferred to Internal Audit where she was a part of the inaugural Leadership Development Rotation program. There she re-engineered processes in Store Operations, Global Supply Chain and Home Depot EXPO. She was also a member of the internal audit acquisition team for two Mexican home improvement chains: Total Home and Home Mart.

She is a 1998 graduate of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University’s College of Law. She is a parishioner at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church where she serves as both a lector and a member of the Social Justice Ministry. She is a member of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers where she served as the Vice President of Communications.

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Posted by Sean | September 25, 2012
Divorce with Custody and Alimony Issues
Adriana did a wonderful job with my case. In addition to what I feel is a fair judgement, I also feel like she kept my costs reasonable. My case took a long time to but that had nothing to do with Adriana and I never felt like the charges just continued to accumulate. She was knowledgeable of my options but also listened to what was important to me and offered ideas on how to create a proposal that maximized what was important to me while also having a chance to be accepted. As a dad, custody issues were my top priority. Adriana ran a number of scenaios by me and worked to make the one's that I was the most comfortable with become reality. Child Support and Alimony were also important topics for my divorce and again, she kept my expectations realistic and was easy to work with. At her suggetion, we pushed for mediation and this proved to be a very effective strategy. Divorces are never fun but Adriana made it bareable and made sure that my role as a father to my children was protected.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2015
Best Lawyer I've Had
Adriana assisted me in a child custody dispute. When I was referred to her, I'd already been through, 2 divorces and 4 lawyers. Eek! Adriana was the 5th and the best lawyer. She was straightforward, communicative, dignified, intelligent and professional. I felt like she was really working on my case, not just taking my money. She helped me negotiate a hostile situation successfully, without drama or unnecessary delays.
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Posted by Alexa | February 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Effective and wise attorney
Adriana was really helpful in pushing through my divorce. I met her when I found out very unpleasantly that I might need a divorce attorney. She was kind enough to give me her time to listen, good legal advice, and patiently waited about a year before we actually started the process. She was so helpful with legal advice during the toughest part of the divorce. She kept on task, and was calm and gentle when the situation got heated. She also gave me good advice on what she thought was reasonable and appropriate, and offered alternatives solutions to some parenting issues. I really appreciate that she kept her client’s finances in mind. She even tried to remind the opposing counsel that if he finished the paperwork in time we could avoid court cost.
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Response from Adriana de la Torriente March 26, 2021
Thank you for the kind review! You were a joy to represent.
Posted by Carolyn | June 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Adriana
I was so glad I hired Adriana for my divorce. I did some research online and checked her Avvo rating before I went for the consultation, and I was so impressed with her knowledge and how personable she was. I was married for 30 years, and had no idea what to expect, but she was very organized and helpful at guiding me through the process at such a stressful and emotional time. I felt confident having her as my lawyer, and the outcome went extremely well!
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Posted by Frankie | February 17, 2016
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Dependable and professional !
Adriana gave me great advice she kept me up to date on what's going on.our fist meeting she Took her time to find out what's going on in my life .. She knows how the system works from A-Z. SHARP LAWER SHE IS!! Thank You so much Adriana !
Response from Adriana de la Torriente February 18, 2016
It was a pleasure representing you. Thank you for the feedback.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job Adriana!
I hired Adriana to file for my divorce from my ex-wife in 2014. The case was made very complicated because the opposing party was not reasonable about anything. While the opposing counsel was very aggressive and was requesting sky, Adriana remained calm and was not intimidated. At some point I felt that she needed to response to some of the accusations or insinuations of the opposing counsel. But, she always reassured me by telling me that none of the insinuations from the other party have any importance. In response to the other party unbelievable offers and counter offers, to say the least, she told me that we always have to be reasonable ourselves in our offer. She also told me to do the right thing and provide all the documents that they requested. I did everything she asked me to do and I always respond quickly to her request. Throughout the litigation, she never stopped telling me that we need to be reasonable. Finally, we ended up going to trial. With Adriana's help , great work preparing for the trial and her constant communication with me all along made me feel confident. Adriana has always crafted our offers with the mindset of a judge. She would go and fight to get you the maximum that she can get from a judge's perspective. She would tell you what is possible and what is not possible based on the facts. With Adriana's expertise and preparation, I was able to get everything that I so desired. You can imagine my emotions when I get the final order. I would definitely recommend Adriana! Great Job Adriana and your team! it is all about results! oh, on a side note, Adriana is a geeky too! She organized her exhibits in a way that gave her the ease to switch back and forth between exhibits during trial.
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Posted by MichaelS. | March 13, 2014
A Lighthouse
I met Adriana during what has been the most trying time in my life so far. The most important part of my life - my family - was breaking apart . And my former partner was doing everything she could to destroy any chance of a loving relationship between myself and my children - my ex was letting her anger poison our children's world.. Adriana was always there for me. She always told me what I needed to know (though it was not always what I wanted to hear) about each step of the hearings she represented me in. There was never a time that i felt Adriana was anything less than professional and prepared - she was able to keep track of each event in the timeline - even when my mind was blurred - and she always stayed on point in her efforts to help me navigate the terrifying landscape of the court system. I never had a cause to doubt that she was totally ON my side - and I could feel that her passion about my case, and her true caring about the welfare of my children kept her BY my side. I have come to believe that in any divorce/child custody case there are never any real winners. The whole family shares a profound loss in many different ways - But I never felt that Adriana cared more about winning the case than she did about healing my connection with my children, Her selection and use of expert witnesses, and her skill at bringing the critical elements in my case - the welfare of my children - always to the forefront in the courtroom - resulted in a change of Primary Custody for my children, and a hope for better days ahead. Throughout the years this case worked through two county courts - Adriana was able to use her knowledge of the system and her legal skills to arrive at an outcome totally to our advantage. Like a lighthouse - Adriana guided me safely through the storm and fog while protecting me from the hidden rocks of this terrible time - and I truly believe that she is the reason that I have my children back today. I cannot imagine a more competent, compassionate, or capable guide to have.
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Posted by Jonathan | March 13, 2014
Quality Family Law Representation
Smart, prepared, fair, and honest. Adriana assisted my family very well in navigating a lengthy and difficult custody modification, and the result was exactly what we had hoped for from a legal standpoint.
Posted by Neil | September 19, 2012
Very helpful and reasonable divorce attorney
Adriana was very professional without being "stuffy". She put me at ease rapidly and has a very friendly, personable demeanor. We had a consultation meeting where she explained everything and over the next few months, we were able to follow the script so to speak and get the divorce finalized. Adriana is a relatively young attorney, but highly intelligent and knowledgeable with significant experience. Her fee structure was reasonable and I have and will recommend her to friends.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Attorney
  • Torriente Marum, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ball Family Law
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Senior Auditor
  • The Home Depot
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Systems Engineer
  • The Home Depot
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Management Consultant
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Ga Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's order. (We were sucessfull)
  • Pate v Sadlock


  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Vice President of Communications
  • 2018 - Present
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Justice Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Catholic Charities Atlanta
  • 2016-17 Leadership Class
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers
  • Chair Public Affairs
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Social Justice Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers - Public Affairs Committee
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magaznine
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2013
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  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Representing Immigrants in Family Law Matters
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Nuts and Bolts of Family Law
  • Representing Immigrants in Court
  • 2014
  • Student Lunch and Learn
  • Starting Your Own Practice in Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (4)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. While in law school I worked for Adriana. She cares deeply for her clients and works hard to obtain the results her clients request. Adriana is ethical and very direct. No one could go wrong by hiring this attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is what every divorce client looks for in an attorney. She is extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about the law, yet can balance that intelligence with the sincere compassion for her clients. That is unique, and highly sought after, in her area of law. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the fortunate experience of working for Adriana at my very first law firm position and learned so much from her. She is a diligent attorney who stays up-to-date on the most recent legal developments. She is a great mentor!"
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana has a reputation for always speaking her mind - a great trait in a lawyer who is fighting for you. If you want someone on your side who will not back down until she gets you results, hire Adriana."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is a passionate advocate for her clients. She has the knowledge and skill to get results for her clients. She is a fierce opponent and I fully endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is a diligent and highly intelligent lawyer who is not afraid to go the extra mile for her clients. Great person, great lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Adriana de la Torriente for all of your Family law needs. Whether it is in the area of divorce, child custody, and/or support issues, Ms. de la Torriente has consistently exhibited proficiency and expertise with all matters that she has handled. In my practice of estate litigation, I often rely on Ms. de la Torriente as a source when I must delve into areas of family law and support. I have known her professionally and personally for several years and hold her in high regard among the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adriana is a passionate and highly effective advocate for her clients. I have known her since law school and have had the opportunity to work with her as co-counsel on several cases and always been consistently impressed with her strong work ethic, knowledge of the law, and excellent courtroom skills, I regularly refer my clients in need of family law servies to her for assistance because I trust her to take care of business. I endorse this lawyer and am proud to call her a friend."
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is knowledgeable in all areas of family law. She is dedicated to her clients and zealously represents them."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adriana is a dynamite lawyer. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a friend or family member in need of representation in a divorce, child custody or other domestic matter. I endorse Adriana all the way."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Adriana. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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