Tessie D. Edwards

Tessie D. Edwards

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates
  • Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law ...
  • Georgia
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Attorney Tessie Edwards is a skilled attorney who is proficient in her knowledge of the law. Attorney Tessie Edwards is a zealous advocate for her clients no matter their circumstances. She is a top-notch attorney who treats all of her clients with respect.
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Marquita S. May 30, 2023
A True Champion for Justice Tessie Edwards is a remarkable attorney, and I cannot express enough how impressed I am with her legal expertise and unwavering commitment to her clients. From the moment I met her, it was clear that she is a true champion for justice. Attorney Edwards demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism and competence in handling her cases. Her deep understanding of the law, combined with her meticulous attention to detail, ensured that no aspect of her cases is overlooked. She takes the time to listen attentively to your concerns, showing a true understanding of the emotional impact a situation may cause. Attorney Edwards provides a supportive and comforting presence, offering reassurance and guidance when it is needed most. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a top-notch attorney who will fight tirelessly for justice and deliver exceptional results.
Tye P. May 13, 2023
True Definition of Customer Service. Attorney Edwards took my case on a recent car accident. She also provided consultation on family matters after my Grandmother’s passing. Just fantastic service. Her team was always available. Just a wealth of knowledge. Predicted favorable outcomes, despite my apprehensions. In the greater Atlanta area, Attorney Edwards really are second to none. I HIGHLY Recommend.
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Tessie D. Edwards is an attorney that fights to find the right solutions for families in crisis. With her years of experience as a prosecutor, attorneys respect Tessie as an aggressive advocate who knows how to achieve clients’ objectives in and out of the courtroom. Clients see her compassionate side, where she and her team take the time to listen to gain a full understanding of the situation.

With a passion for justice, Tessie started her career in criminal law, serving as an Assistant Solicitor General in Clayton County and an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County. She prosecuted over 2,000 cases involving a variety of offenses including crimes from misdemeanors to felonies.

Over time, her zeal to help children and families drew her toward the practice of family law. She strives to help families recognize how to put the best interests of their children at the forefront and to find solutions that meet the needs of the family while still fulfilling legal requirements demanded by the courts. She fights to protect her client's assets and children from the beginning of the case until the case is resolved.

Tessie leads a team that understands the nuances of family law and how courts apply statutory guidelines and legal precedents to reach their decisions. Her team finds alternative methods of helping clients through tough times while protecting the overall needs of the family.

Whether you need legal assistance with divorce, custody, visitation rights, family violence, or other issues involving the welfare of your family, Tessie and her team will represent your interest with compassion, professionalism and zealousness.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Criminal Law
Drug Crimes, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Georgia
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / Attorney
Tessie D. Edwards & Associates
Fulton County District Attorney's Office
Assistant Solicitor General
Clayton County Solicitor General Office
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. (2005)
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Indiana University - Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
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Client's Choice Award
Selected: 2018, 2023
Better Business Bureau
Top 500 Fastest Growing Firm Honoree
Law Firm 500
Top 100
The National Black Lawyers Association
Elite Lawyer in Divorce & Family Law
Elite Lawyers of America
Professional Associations
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
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Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
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State Bar of Georgia
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Special Needs Trusts - CLE Attended, State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
Elder Law Enforcement - CLE Attended, State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
The Family Meeting - CLE Attended, State Bar of Georgia, Fiduciary Law Section
Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Could a temporary change in custody be a bad idea in the long run?
A: Yes, it is possible. The Mother can go back to court to request a modification of custody showing that a substantial change has occurred. The Mother could argue that the child has been primarily living with her and therefore she is seeking to modify custody from the 50/50 parenting time to her having primary physical custody based on the current living arrangements of the child.
Q. In georgia in. Child custody can one parent be awarded joint legal custody primary physical custody and decision making
A: Yes. In many cases, both parents share joint legal custody while one parent has primary custody and all the decision-making authority.
Q. I am currently unwed @ 32 weeks pregnant. What do I need to do to permanently revoke the father's parental rights in ga?
A: You definitely need to seek a consultation with a family law attorney to go in-depth regarding your options. In Georgia, it is not an easy task to take away parental rights as it is in the child's best interest to have the love and support of both parents when possible. The court would consider the father's substance abuse and if he needs treatment or some form of supervised visits until it is safe for the child. The courts generally do not consider marital status or the father having another woman pregnant while you are pregnant as factors regarding the father having access to the child.
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Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C.
50 Hurt Plaza SE
Suite 1250
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone: (404) 330-8833
Fax: (678) 303-0566
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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