Best Female Divorce Attorney in Cherokee County
Amanda Speights of Speights Law, PC is thought of by many as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys in Cherokee County.
What distinguishes Ms. Speights from other aggressive divorce attorneys in the area is her unique ability to not only grasp the facts of the case, but also her compassion and understanding for the difficult situation her client is facing. This allows her to create a professional working relationship that is based on mutual respect.
Insightful Counsel that You Can Trust
With over 10 years of experience in the courtroom, Ms. Speights knows that no two divorces are the same. While some divorces are relatively easy to resolve, others may have multifarious complexities that only a seasoned attorney can recognize and handle.
Regardless of where your case may fall on this spectrum, it is always best to discuss your options with an attorney.
Ms. Speights can help you navigate the various issues that can arise during your divorce case. She will be there for you whether you’re at the conference table or in the courtroom.
“Since the divorce and change in visitation schedule [my daughter] has brought up all her failing grades! You have made a huge impact in both our lives and for that I'm forever grateful!’
Mediation: Mediation is a legal technique that couples may choose to use when they are going through a divorce, but prefer to not do it in court. In mediation, an unbiased mediator listens to both parties and works with them to find a compromise on their differences. With the help of a mediator and a skilled attorney counseling them through the process, most clients are able to resolve otherwise contested cases in mediation. Because mediation is so successful at resolving cases, court’s require parties to attend mediation prior to a final court hearing.
Collaborative Divorce: A collaborative divorce is similar to going through arbitration, but there is not an arbiter or 3rd party involved. It is typically done one-on-one with each person having an attorney present to help work out the details. The attorneys work in a collaborative manner to resolve the case in the best way possible for the clients. If the couple cannot reach an amicable solution, however, a different tactic to resolve your divorce would need to be used.
Contested or Uncontested Divorce: When a couple has resolved all of the major issues in their divorce, it is considered an uncontested divorce and, in many cases, the divorce proceedings may happen much quicker than in other types of divorce. If the divorce is contested, meaning that the couple is unable to agree on matters, such as child custody, division of property, or perhaps even the actual decision to be divorced, the divorce will be considered “contested.” These types of divorces will generally go to court where a judge will hear arguments from both sides and then make a ruling on how assets will be divided or who will have custody, etc..
Fault/No-Fault Divorce: Although it is still possible to file with “fault” in a divorce, it is not as common as it once was. When a spouse claims fault in a divorce, it generally means that abuse or adultery is still present in the marriage.
“A few months ago I was in a desperate legal situation concerning the custody of my children. I called a ton of law firms to get legal advice and see what my rights were. I had a lot of response, but none compared to the phone conversation I had with Amanda Speights with Speights Law Firm. She did not just give me a response she gave me hope. She is an amazing lawyer who fought for my rights and the rights of my children.”
Today, most divorces are considered as “no fault,” meaning that the couple has decided to legally end their marriage based on irreconcilable differences without there being any mention of an underlying cause or who is responsible for the breakup.
Compassionate, Caring, Trustworthy
We all know that one of the most important things in the world is family, but sometimes a family situation doesn’t turn out the way we thought it would. Whether you’re a mother with young children, an empty nester, or simply entering your golden years, if you’re facing a divorce, you need someone you can trust.
As a Georgia Family Law attorney in Cherokee County, Ms. Speights understands how difficult these times can be. That’s why she treats every case with the compassion it deserves. Her clients say she doesn’t just give a response – she gives you hope.
Protecting Your Rights from Start to Finish
As co-founder and the lead family law attorney at Speights Law, PC, Ms. Speights is an experienced family law lawyer who knows how to get things done. She has experience arguing and winning cases in every court in Georgia from the courts in Cherokee County to the Georgia Supreme Court.
This experience shows through and shines whenever she is in the courtroom. Her clients state that they appreciate her well-organized approach that she carries with her through each and every case and this gives them a peace of mind that they never will forget.
Put Your Faith in the Attorney Who Cares
When you have a family law issue, you want an attorney who understands you are going through one of the most difficult periods of time in your life. Ms. Speights not only cares about a winning outcome; she will fight for your family as if it were her own.
Speights Law can represent you in many areas of family law, including divorce, child custody issues, child support modifications, spousal support, and even pre-nuptial agreements. If you’re facing a divorce, know that you don’t have to go it alone. Contact Ms. Speights today at 770-479-1500 to schedule a free consultation.
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- John Marshall Law School, May 2009, first in graduating class
- D. cum laude
- Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence (Valedictorian)
- Salomon Scholarship
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award
- John Marshall Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief
- Kennesaw State University
- J.D. and B.A., Bachelor of Arts
- Major: English
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- Superior Courts of the State of Georgia
- State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
- Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Blue Ridge Bar Association