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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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Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have worked with attorney Regina Edwards for many years. She is always very professional but friendly. She is knowledgable in her field. I have also referred cases to her when I know the client needs a zealous advocate who will not only listen to them but also provide them with advice they may not want to hear but need to hear.
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Summary

Welcome to Elovitz, Edwards, O'Nan and Buerlein - Family Law Attorneys. We are happy to help you. I have been practicing family law since 2001. Our firm is noted for our aggressive representation and I charge 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.
My partners and I have a combined 66 years of experience.

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

Some recent case results:
KB v. BJ – Fulton County
Father was a 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
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner, Partner
Elovitz, Edwards, O'Nan & Buerlein
- Current
Owner, Managing Attorney
Edwards Family Law
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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 (Currently Inactive)
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
Free Case Evaluation form
Website
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Legal Answers
1446 Questions Answered

Q. If NCP remarries, does the child support amount included the income from the new spouse?
A: No, it does not.
Q. I am paying child support and unable to see my son.
A: If you haven't legitimated, you have no rights to your child at all. You need to speak with an experienced attorney about establishing custody and parenting time rights.
Q. In Cobb County GA, can the defendant be served custody papers on a Sunday, on church grounds?
A: Yes.
Q. A child was taken away from me a week ago my DHR. I passed my urine analysis yet her supposed father was granted custody
A: You need to talk with an attorney about your specific case. Your case is too unique and your question too specific to be answered generally.
Q. Hello,how much is a spouse allowed to get of my tax return? I was the only one working,we are calling it quits.
A: You aren't required to give him anything. Nor are you required to leave.
Q. Do I have to give back ring that was given as a gift?
A: If it was just a gift, and not an engagement ring, you do not have to give it back, but that would probably be the nice thing to do.
Q. I temporarily lost custody of my daughter. The father didnt even know she was alive till 3 weeks ago. Can he take her
A: He can file to ask for rights and custody if he chooses to.
Q. Is there a stature of limitations on filling contempt charges as it relates to a divorce agreement? (See Below)
A: Your question is a little vague as asked, but in general, if there are obligations in the divorce that must be paid, there is not a time frame by which the other party can sue to recover those obligations.
Q. As the defendant, can I file a motion to dismiss a divorce under these circumstances?
A: She did not file in the wrong state. She is allowed to file for divorce in Georgia if she has lived here for at least 6 months. Child custody is a separate issue. The home state is where the children have lived for the last 6 months, which seems difficult to determine based upon you saying you've moved from state to state. It is possible for the divorce to proceed, while custody is determined in another state. However, it is sometimes best to look at the big picture. If the case is already filed in Georgia, the case may be in a county and with a judge where you would be likely to get a good result. You should consult with an attorney about your options.
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295 Culver St
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Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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Toll-Free: (770) 854-0777
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38 Old Ivy Rd NE
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