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Regina Irene Edwards

Regina Irene Edwards

Georgia SuperLawyer | Fair, flat fees | **Metro Atlanta Only**
  • Divorce, Family Law, Social Security Disability
  • Georgia
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Summary

Welcome to Edwards Family Law. We are happy to help you. 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 18 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 custody 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 will not 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
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
  • 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
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
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
Past President
- 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
Use of a Private Investigator in Family Law Cases, Family Law Insitute, Jekyll Island
State Bar of Georgia
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
Website
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Legal Answers
1324 Questions Answered

Q. Can a guardian ad litem override a judges order on there on with no motions filed
A: A guardian cannot "override" a judge's order, but he or she can make recommendations in the best interest of the children.
Q. Went to mediation, but no agreement. 46 days now and he hasn't filed an answer in court nor have I received an answer.
A: You need to ask the court to set it for a hearing.
Q. May I file interrogatories on opposing counsel's employer for records of income and expenses in a CS mod case he filed?
A: Yes, you can file discovery. You can and should also file a counterclaim for contempt of child support and alimony. Depending on the amount owed, if you hire an attorney, your fees can be reimbursed if he is found in contempt.
Q. I married the NCP that was paying me child support. Do I have to take him off CS? He refuses to pay any bills.
A: Child support should be informed of your marriage. If parties are married, it is presumed that they are sharing in the expenses of the child.
Q. If me and my husband separated in the state of Georgia how fast can I get alimony if I qualify for alimony
A: There is no set answer. It depends on the county, judge the facts of the case, etc. Alimony is discretionary and there is no standard "qualification." It is case by case.
Q. What case law states that parenting plan provisions are separate and different from a child support order?
A: There is no law that states what you want it to say. However, most Petitions to Modify parenting plans include a request to change child support in accordance with the proposed new plan, so the 2 year bar would be triggered. The two year rule also doesn't apply to a loss of income situation.
Q. Can my husband still get custody of his son even though The judge issued temp. Custody/Gaurdianship to DFACS?
A: There is no way someone can give you advice based upon such a unique set of circumstances. He needs to consult with an experienced family law attorney.
Q. Exwife refuses to pay child support and has now quit work and states she is unable to pay. She is 15000 in the rears .
A: You can hire a private attorney and file for contempt.
Q. What else can be done if I currently have a State of GA Child Support Enforcement case but still not receiving payment?
A: Private attorney often have better success enforcing orders. As long as you know where he is, a private attorney can file and ask for an incarceration hearing within 30 days.
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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
Cumming Office
410 Peachtree Pkwy Building 400
Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
USA
Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777
Edwards Family Law
Lawrenceville Office
By appointment only
295 S. Culver Street
Suite D
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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
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