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Regina Irene Edwards

Regina Irene Edwards

Georgia SuperLawyer | Fair, flat fees | **Metro Atlanta Only**
  • 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. We also only handle cases in the immediate Atlanta Metro area.

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***
  • ****Metro Atlanta Only****
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 15 minute consultation with Regina after a prescreen call with my paralegal. In person / phone case planning sessions are $350. For detailed consultations, involving modifications or cases in progress where document review is necessary, the free consutlation pay not be appropriate. I cannot give accurate advice without reviewing documents, and that amount of time requires a paid consultation.
  • 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
1229 Questions Answered

Q. Are there any lawyers on here that do child support/visitation modification for $2,000 or less
A: Child support and visitation cases can often take 6 months to a year to complete. No experienced attorney is going to work for that long for $2,000. You may want to consider hiring an attorney to assist you with filing on your own and just hire someone to just attend the hearing with you, as that might fight within your budget.
Q. I have attempted to contact several attorneys for child custody modification and cannot afford $7,500.
A: You can have one witness only in a temporary hearing. You should contact an attorney who may be able to assist you for a lower fee to attend just the one hearing.
Q. We are maternal grandparents who have financially taken care of our almost three year old granddaughter. She has lived w
A: No, you can file for adoption, but the father will have to be notified and a judge can decide to terminate his rights.
Q. If my nephew moved out and took things he wasn't supposed to, can I legally get them back?
A: It's not worth it. Let it go.
Q. Daughter is in chorus class her class is taking a trip to dinsey world would her trip to dinsey fall under extra
A: I would consider this an extracurricular activity that both parties need to pay for.
Q. Custody thru GA. Ex had sole custody and relocated to AL. Ex parte cut my visits. Child wants to live with me
A: There isn't enough information to answer the question. That depends on where you live. If you live in Georgia, then you can file in Georgia.
Q. parents r going through a divorce & have prel Hearing tomorrow can I be forced to testify if I have been subpoenaed
A: It depends on how old you are. You can always tell the judge that you don't have anything to say about either parent.
Q. Judge just issued Order ex-husband’s Modification Denied. Can he re-file under new grounds immediately?
A: First, you always can ask for attorneys' fee from the first case within 45 days of the final order. Second, if the second case is on the same grounds as the first, you should be able to get it dismissed and your attorneys' fees back. Third, it sounds like you couldn't afford your attorney. You shouldn't have to mortgage your home and spend $100,000 on a custody case. That is absurd in my opinion. There are attorneys who handle cases on a flat fee or capped basis, so you don't spend a lot of money. You should explore that option for the next case.
Q. Can I get a passport if I owe child support in Wayne county michigan Friend of the court
A: Probably not.
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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