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Whitney Diane Mauk

Divorce and separation Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Georgia - GA 18 years
    Indiana - IN 24 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Whitney

Learn Whitney’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%
    Most of my cases involve new divorces with assets and children.

  2. Child custody
    25%
    I handle child custody cases, including those that involve parents relocating, modifying parenting plans to fit current needs, and remarriage.

  3. Child support
    20%
    Cases that only deal with child support determination make up one-fifth of my practice.

  4. Family
    15%
    Family law includes prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, paternity, legitimation, stepparent adoption and name changes.

I PROVIDE 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND HARD WORK TO MY CLIENTS, WITH A HIGH LEVEL OF ATTENTION.

Whitney D. Mauk is a practiced lawyer with a compassionate heart for helping you and your children through this difficult time in your life. Her legal career began in 1999 when she received her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As a trial lawyer, Ms. Mauk worked in a number of litigation areas before finding her passion for family law in 2005. It was in family law that she was able to truly connect with her clients. She opened her own practice in 2013. Today Ms. Mauk enjoys helping her clients find positive solutions when they need it most. She walks clients through sometimes tearful consultations to see them come out of the tunnel in the end, feeling more assured.

Ms. Mauk encourages her clients to take the less expensive and less stressful route to solving legal problems. With experience as both a litigator and as a registered mediator, she appreciates the value of alternative dispute resolution and when to use it.

She is active in the legal community and continually works to improve her legal knowledge. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. She is a former member of the State Bar of Georgia's Board of Governors. She holds memberships in The Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. She has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers list and recognized as one of Georgia's Legal Elite.

Location

Whitney D Mauk, PC
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 690
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Reviews

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Posted by deb | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
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Whitney is the absolute best. I researched divorce attorneys before I hired her, I interviewed a few others. I knew from the initial discussion I had with her that she was the one. Unlike some attorneys, Whitney follows through. I have worked with attorneys on other things where they say they are going to do something and they never get it done. When Whitney says she is going to do something by a certain date, consider it done. I never worry about her doing what she says she is going to do. She is very reasonable and realistic, she doesn't promise you things she can't deliver. If she sees an issue that could hinder your case, she is honest about it and gives great counsel on whatever that issue is. She is tenacious as hell, and her tenacity is level headed. She is aggressive but she doesn't lose her cool. Metaphorically speaking she can tell someone to go to hell and actually make them look forward to it (she never told anyone to go to hell, this is just a metaphor). She got me a great divorce settlement and I am continuing to work with her on some residual issues, one of which is very difficult but she is sticking it out. We are dealing with a spyware company that has and is making her job very difficult, but she has more than one way to skin a cat and I know that we will get to the bottom of it. Lastly, she is the most connected person I have ever met. She doesn't just address the issues she is helping you with, if she identifies a need you may have that requires the assistance of a different professional, she is very good about referring you to the right person. She has referred me to several different professionals for various services and everyone she has referred me to has been just as great as she is. I trust Whitney fully with any issue I have. If she does not know the answer or if it is not in her specialty she will find an answer or a person who can help. And prompt: omg, if she says she is going to call you at 3:00, you can count on your phone ringing at 3:00 ON THE DOT. BEST. ATTORNEY. EVER.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"One Call That's All!"
I am in the midst of an extremely cruel and complex divorce that spans immigration, family, custody, and child support, division of property, and criminal law all at once! My case is a serious one and i am faced with much to lose, so hiring a smart attorney increases your chances of a fair trial. Whitney Mauk brings a much needed touch of sophistication and grace to the family court "mud throwing" arena. In short, she is the opposite of a greasy attorney. It is an honor to be represented by an attorney with integrity, and I believe this resonates well with the various authorities of the court. You can take pride that no matter what the outcome or verdict, she will lead you through it with your dignity intact. She has acted as a true professional and moral center in an otherwise monstrous and vindictive divorce. I highly recommend hiring her if you need to navigate a complex and messy divorce, and you need someone to guide you down the right path to a fair trial. She may give you homework assignments that require a little groundwork on the part of the client, but rest assured she'll ensure you achieve the best possible outcome no matter how dismal or nasty the circumstances may be for your situation.
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Posted by Bill | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid representation despite our adversary
Although my case is ongoing (since July 2015) the work performed thus far warrants a positive review. Ms. Mauk was recommended by an attorney I worked with in my professional career because he doesn't handle family law or divorce issues. In the early stages Ms. Mauk was quick to answer questions about my case, and when I was the one surprisingly served with an action before the court she was quick to provide a case strategy. (If I would have hired Ms. Mauk PRIOR to my divorce instead of years later trying to work through correction of a poorly written divorce decree I would be much better off today.) My former spouse filed a declaratory judgment action asking the court to “re-write” a section of our mediated divorce decree. The plaintiff sought, “relief from uncertainty” as to what was owed toward joint and several marital debt. This was despite an agreement of 50% each party. (It’s complicated.) Throughout the case Ms. Mauk has educated me on matters of law that were unclear to me and reassured me our strategy would ultimately prove better than the approach I might have preferred. She listened to my concerns and we worked as a team, within the parameters of the law, to move forward with defense motions, mediation, and offers of settlement. Unfortunately, when dealing with an adverse party who has little regard for the law a case cannot be forced to conclusion. The plaintiff, my ex-spouse who originally filed the declaratory judgment action, has now dropped the case presumably after realizing there was no way to “win” it. Our case will now sit dormant for a little while and I will continue to sleep well knowing I have a very competent representative on my side. At some point in the future the case may move forward, but it will be on different terms as I’ll be the plaintiff seeking equity in the 50% that was agreed to in the original divorce decree. During the case Ms. Mauk was very upfront about case strategy, costs involved, and her recommendations on moving forward. I never felt as though Ms. Mauk was looking for ways to increase billing against the held retainer. Some attorneys have a reputation for representing themselves BEFORE their clients. Although good representation comes at a price poor representation is much more expensive in the long run. I will highly recommend Ms. Mauk to any friends or family who find themselves in need of a family law attorney. I’d also encourage those who find themselves in the unfortunate situation where divorce is the only option to please use a good attorney as it will save you trouble and expense in the long run.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Whitney D. Mauk, P.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mayoue Gray Eittreim
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Warner, Mayoue, Bates & McGough
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Kiefer & McGoff
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Smith & Wade
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • Indiana University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Charles Longstreet Weltner Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Leadership Academy
  • Session Co-Chair
  • 2014 - 2014
  • State Bar of Georgia Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Litigation Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors Executive Council
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Signature Fundraiser Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Women in the Profession Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Council Representative
  • 2007 - 2008
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Divisions Ethics and Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers DIvision, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Georgia Trend Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the YLD
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009
  • Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2009
  • Award of Achievement
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy
  • 2008
  • Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Public
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tropical Seminar
  • Hardman v. Hardman
  • 2015
  • Transition into Law Practice Program
  • Entering the Practice of Law
  • 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting
  • Arising Issues in Family Law
  • 2015
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Georgia-Alabama CLE Conference
  • Family Law Issues in Immigration Law
  • 2015
  • Tropical Seminar
  • Family Issues in Other Areas of Law
  • 2014
  • Tropical Seminar
  • Family Law Case Update
  • 2013
  • Transition into Law Practice Program
  • Entering the Practice of Law
  • 2010
  • Wills, Trusts & Ethics Institute
  • Ethics
  • 2004
  • Annual Conference
  • Ethics
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred Whitney to my personal friends who needed assistance with their divorce matters and they have raved about her. She is my "go to" family law attorney in Atlanta. She is compassionate and very professional and achieves exceptional results for her clients. I recommend her highly."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Whitney. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Atlanta Divorce and separation Lawyer Whitney Diane Mauk
Whitney Diane Mauk
Divorce and separation Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 24 years