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Regina Irene Edwards

Regina Irene Edwards

Flat Fees only - No Hourly Billing! | Voted 2017 SuperLawyer
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Arizona, Georgia
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Summary

Welcome to Edwards Family Law. I have been practicing family law since 2001. Our firm is noted for our aggressive representation and our fair, flat fees. Potential clients can be assured that I have the necessary experience and dedication to family law, and will give each and every client the personal attention that their case requires. I have a very low caseload, so I only handle one trial matter at a time. You won't have to worry about me not being able to handle your case because I have another scheduled at the same time. I set aside time for each client and each case so you get my undivided attention. I will never hand your case off to an associate. You hire my firm, you get me as your attorney.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Fathers' Rights
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard and Amex
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees - No Hourly Billing / Free 15 minute telephone consultation for Justia referrals only
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arizona
Georgia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Managing Attorney
- Current
Attorney
Cordell & Cordell
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Attorney
Stephen A. Friedman & Associates
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Attorney
Georgia Legal Services
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Education
Tulane University School of Law
J.D / Law
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North Carolina Central University
B.A / Political Science (1998)
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Graduated in 3 years at age 19
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Minors: Spanish, French
Awards
Rising Star in Family Law
Georgia SuperLawyers
Domestic Violence Pro Bono Attorney Award
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Rising Star in Family Law
Georgia SuperLawyers
Rising Star in Family Law
Georgia SuperLawyers
Rising Star in Family Law
Georgia SuperLawyers
Professional Associations
Arizona State Bar
Member
- Current
Georgia State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Nuts & Bolts of Family Law - Case Law Updates
State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section
Nuts & Bolts of Family Law - Case Law Updates
State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section
Speaking Engagements
Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Case Law Updates, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, November 15, 2008
State Bar of Georgia
Nuts & Bolts of Family Law, Case Law Updates, State Bar of Georgia Family Law Section, August 22, 2008
State Bar of Georgia
Certifications
Collaborative Law
Collaborative Law Georgia
Georgia Trial Skills Clinic 2005
Georgia Trial Skills
Websites & Blogs
Website
Georgia Divorce and Custody Law Firm
Website
Arizona Divorce and Custody Law Firm
Videos
Legal Answers
320 Questions Answered

Q. If my child's father served me with legitimization papers and I think he's unfit can i petition the order. He don't do n
A: You can object to the legitimation if you wish. You would need to file an Answer. Most legitimations are granted, so you would need a good reason to object. If he hasn't seen the child in years, or not paid child support in years, those are some reasons to object.
Q. Mother won't sign off on termination of my rights because she wants child support.Haven't seen/spoken to child in yrs.
A: You can't do anything. You have to pay the child support.
Q. I have filed for legitimation & full custody of my daughter. After her mom received subpoena she is trying to flea state
A: No one can answer your questions without reviewing your case. Some counties have standing orders that prohibit either party from moving. The standing order applies if she's been served with it. After that, even if she hasn't responded in 30 days, nothing will happen. If you child is in danger, you can request an emergency hearing to address it; however, Georgia law does not allow for temporary hearings in legitimation cases. You have to have a court order legitimating first prior to the judge having the authority to change custody. I recommend you consult with an attorney immediately because there is no easy solution to your problem.
Q. My husband and i are getting divorced, we are both active duty in CA, but claim Georgia as home. Can we file in GA?
A: If your legal residence is Georgia, you can file for divorce in Georgia.
Q. When my husband signed the birth certificate, did that make him legitimized?
A: There is a lot of conflicting information online. Part of that is because the rules were overhauled in 2016. The short answer is, unless there is a notarized, filed consent to legitimation on record prior to July 1st, 2016, then the father signing the birth certificate does not make him the legitimate father.
Q. In the state of georgia can dfcs take my child if me and my husband fail a drug screen after I give birth?
A: Yes.
Q. If a child is turning 18 before they graduate. Does the NCP have to continue to pay CP until they graduate?
A: Yes, if a child is in high school support end at graduation or age 20, whichever comes last.
Q. How can I terminate the biological fathers rights to an unborn baby?
A: You cannot terminate the father's rights while pregnant. After the baby is born, you have all rights to custody. He has to file a case in order to obtain any rights. At that time, you may object if you wish.
Q. Never served for guardianship. Mom has it on my son now. What were the reasons.
A: You will need to get a copy of whatever paperwork exists regarding your child. No one can give you any advice until they know what is going on. You should obtain the paperwork, either from your mother, or from the courts, then consult with an attorney.
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Edwards Family Law
Buckhead Office
3333 Piedmont Road NE
Suite 2050
Atlanta, GA 30305
USA
Telephone: (404) 238-7808
Edwards Family Law
Scottsdale
9375 E. Shea Blvd
Suite 100
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
USA
Toll-Free: (404) 238-7808
Edwards Family Law
Gwinnett Office
5664 Peachtree Pkwy
Suite E
Norcross, GA 30092
USA
Telephone: (404) 238-7808
Edwards Family Law
Cumberland / Vinings Office
3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30339
USA
Telephone: (404) 238-7808