Alyssa Vaughn joined Meriwether and Tharp two years ago after having owned her own practice. While she was a solo practitioner, Alyssa worked in a variety of practice areas including criminal law, probate law, property law, and family law. Her background in these other areas of law, make her particularly knowledgeable regarding issues of asset division and the necessary steps required to effectuate a transfer in property from one party to another. Alyssa also has experience working with cases in which a personal injury settlement may be subject to equitable division.
Alyssa is also familiar with different business structures whereas her educational background in Business Administration assists her when determining how to best divide a marital business. She understands that the value for most businesses does not just include the net proceeds but also the business relationships they maintain with vendors and their customers. Understanding that there are multiple facets to a business and an indefinite number of ways to divide an interest in a business, allows Alyssa to think outside the box.
Having received additional legal training as a civil and domestic mediator, Alyssa has a keen understanding of the negotiation and the mediation process. This understanding aids Alyssa in creating solutions to a wide variety of problems and issues when helping parties reach an agreement. She knows that family law is an intensely personal and unique area of law and often the parties come out ahead if they get the opportunity to decide issues themselves rather than having a Judge order them.
B.B.A., Georgia State University, 2003
Magna Cum Laude
J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2007
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
American Bar Association
Member Since: 2008
State Bar of Georgia
Member Since: 2008
Family Law Section
Forsyth County Bar Association
Member Since: 2010
CERTIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Civil Mediation and Arbitration Training (2007)
Domestic Relations Mediation Course (2008)
“Are Personal Injury Awards Subject to Equitable Division in a Georgia Divorce – Part 1”, Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Blog (2012)
“Are Personal Injury Awards Subject to Equitable Division in a Georgia Divorce – Part 2”, Atlanta Divorce Lawyer Blog (2012)