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Regina Irene Edwards

Regina Irene Edwards

Georgia SuperLawyer | Fair, flat fees | 5 Georgia Office Locations
  • Divorce, Family Law, Social Security Disability/SSI
  • 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 been practicing for 17 years, so I am considered an expert in my field and well regarded by opposing attorneys and judges.

Please note: We DO NOT handle cases when DFCS is involved nor do we handle 3rd party or grandparent customary cases.

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 important hearing 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.

Some recent case results:
KB v. BJ – Fulton County
Father was a prominent doctor who was ordered to pay his daughter’s private school tuition. He happily did so, and paid the mother $3500 in child support. He was shocked to learn the Mother had enrolled the child in boarding school 11 miles away from her home. This increased the tuition significantly, and Mother expected to continue to get her $3500 per month in child support for a child she had shipped off to boarding school. The Mother spent $20,000 in attorney’s fees (our client paid significantly less under the flat fee system) and the Father got a 40% reduction in child support – the exact number we asked for at trial.

KD v. KA – Gwinnett County
We represented a Father of 5 children, only 1 of which was biologically his. After a trial, he was awarded full custody of all the children.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Social Security Disability/SSI
Additional Practice Areas
  • Fathers' Rights
  • Custody
  • Modification
  • Legitimation
  • Child Support
  • High Asset Divorce
  • *****We DO NOT handle DFCS cases nor 3rd party / grandparent custody cases***
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15 minute consultation with Regina after a prescreen call with my paralegal. In person / phone case planning sessions are $350.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard and Amex
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees only in Disability cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For Family Law - Flat fees - No Hourly Billing
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 (1998) | Political Science
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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
Gwinnett County Bar Association - Family Law Section
- Current
Atlanta Bar Association - Family Law Section
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
SuperLawyers Rising Star - Family Law
- 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
Intake Form
Website
Free Case Evaluation form
Legal Answers
1096 Questions Answered

Q. Can I move out of state with my children, if I’m leaving my husband. No divorce filed at time of move.
A: Although legally, you can move before the divorce is filed, it is often not the best choice. You both have equal rights. He has every right to take the children and move to another state himself. If you don't want that done to you, then you should not do it either. The proper way to handle it is to file for divorce and inform the court of why you want to move and your reasons, and they may allow it.
Q. What to do when a parent has 0 contact w/child, has never pd CS and can't be found?
A: Contact an adoption attorney. Her rights can be terminated withing the adoption action.
Q. Is there any way to see why a mother lost custody of a child?
A: If you knew the county the case was in, you can pull the file from the clerk's office. It is public record.
Q. How does he go about obtaining legal and sole custody or does he already have it? (See Details)
A: He has to file for legitimation and serve the grandmother.
Q. My wife's ex took her daughter to another state on a trip that my wife had informed the ex that she did not want the
A: Probably nothing. If he took the child on a trip during his parenting time, does it really matter if they went out of state? If the child is back safe and sound, that is all that matters. It's best not to try to micromanage what the other parent does during their parenting time. If he wants to take her out of state and let her eat jelly beans for dinner, let him.
Q. I was married 30 years and divorced and told to take my things and leave
A: You should not leave the home. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney to weigh your options. It does not matter if your name is on the home, it is a marital home and you should remain unless advised by your attorney otherwise.
Q. I live in GA but my spouse I am divorcing lives out of state? Can I file in GA or do I file in that state?
A: Actually, the correct answer is, you can always file for divorce in Georgia, no matter how long she has left. If there are children, then custody can only be decided in the state where they have lived for the past 6 months, so it makes more sense to file where custody can also be heard. Georgia has determined that you can file for divorce against a non-resident even if that party has never lived in the state.
Q. Can my mom legally take and keep my kids from me without me signing anything
A: You should consult an attorney about your specific situation.
Q. What sate code governs child support cases where both parent has equal custody of the children?
A: You can hire an attorney and file for a modification in Superior Court. You don't have to go through child support enforcement to adjust child support, nor do you have to agree with their recommendation.
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Edwards Family Law
Lawrenceville Office
This location is always staffed during regular business hours
1755 N Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
USA
Telephone: (770) 854-0777
Edwards Family Law
Atlanta / Buckhead Office
This location is always staffed during regular business hours
309 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30305
USA
Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777
Edwards Family Law
Peachtree Corners / Norcross Office
This location is by appointment only
5664 Peachtree Pkwy
Suite E
Norcross, GA 30092
USA
Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777
Edwards Family Law
Perimeter / Sandy Springs Office
This location is always staffed during regular business hours
7000 Central Pkwy
Suite 1100
Atlanta, GA 30328
USA
Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777
Edwards Family Law
Cumberland / Vinings Office
This location is always staffed during regular business hours
3330 Cumberland Blvd SE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30339
USA
Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777