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Atlanta Family Law and Estate Planning

Atlanta Family Lawyer and Estate Planning Attorney

You may have survived the pandemic, but your marriage didn’t.

Perhaps you stayed together for your children and—now that we are on the other side of this disaster—you feel like you need to make some tough decisions. Maybe your job volatility forced you to stay in a marriage to shelter during widespread layoffs. But now people are hiring, and you don’t need to suffer silently anymore.

You deserve to have these sensitive legal matters entrusted to an experienced Atlanta Family Lawyer who will protect your rights.

Many couples succumbed to the exacerbation of pre-existing issues, which became painfully evident and unavoidable through the social isolation of the pandemic.

You are not alone. At Edwards Family Law, we know how to manage your case with a matter-of-fact yet discreet approach. Our law firm has your best interests in mind in all that we do.

This Atlanta Family Lawyer Has Seen It All

Think you have a story to tell that I haven’t heard before? Try me. We have been practicing law in the Atlanta area since 2001 and bring our decades of complex family law litigation, dynamic estate planning, and asset protection experience to the table.

Approximately half the households in Atlanta, GA, are family households. Our clientele ranges from all income brackets and family structures

We get it.

We’ve seen The Big Peach at its worst and its best, so there is nothing we can’t handle. Our team is more than capable of providing you with the legal guidance you need and deserve.

Family Law And Estate Planning

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cutting through confusion and providing clarity

Do I need a Family Lawyer?

Each case is different, but we can share what clients typically struggle with when they make their initial calls to us:

  • My Spouse Wants a Divorce
  • My Marriage Has Fallen Apart And Cannot Be Fixed
  • I Am Expecting a Child Out Of Wedlock
  • I Have Fallen Behind on Child Support Due to Unemployment or salary reduction
  • My Circumstances Have Changed Drastically And Think A Change Of Custody Is Warranted
  • My Ex Announced They Want to Move Away and Take Our Child

How much will my Divorce or Child Custody matter cost me?

The financial aspect of family law matters can be terrifying because it has been historically known as a black hole of billing with retainers and hourly charges for things like emails and texts. Peel back further uncertainty by Estimating Your Legal Fees.

Flat Fees - No Funny Stuff

While other firms might tell you “there is no way to predict the total cost of a divorce,” we can tell you with certainty that those smoke and mirrors will not be a part of your care at Edwards Family Law. We provide value with a high degree of peace of mind through conscientious costs for our care. Learn more about our Flat Fee Family Law and Estate Planning Services.

BETTER TOMORROW

Why Do I Need An Estate Plan?

Big life changes mean changes to your current estate documents. If you have not ever planned for the future, there is no time like the present to step forward with a choice to be clear about your life and legacy.

Who Needs An Estate Planning Attorney?

Nobody knows better than Edwards Family Law how circumstances can quickly change. Your ability to leverage what life brings you depends on a planned focus on the future:

  • I Just Went Through a Major Life Change
  • May Assets Look A Lot Different Than They Once Did
  • It Has Been A Few Years Since I Planned For The Future
  • My Finances Just Grew Exponentially Through A Professional Change
  • I Bought Or Sold Property
  • My Business Took Off And I Need To Protect It

Fearful of being bogged down in legal fees?

Heard the horror stories about being sucked in with low retainers only to be hit with hidden incremental hourly changes?

We Have The Right Solutions For The Next Chapter of Your Life

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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF EDWARDS FAMILY LAW

At Edwards Family Law, we understand that your life, family, livelihood and legacy are important to you. They are important to us as well. We are committed to doing everything possible to make sure your identity is respected and that your dignity is preserved at all times throughout the process.

The law prohibits us from guaranteeing the outcome of your case. But, it does not prohibit us from guaranteeing the service you receive. We promise to provide you with the very best in customer service and client relations. We have codified our commitment in our Ten Commandments. If, at any time during your case, we fail to deliver on any of our Ten Commandments, please let us know. We will apologize for our mistake and do what is necessary to fix the problem.

What You Can Expect From Your Experience With Edwards Family Law

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    What You Can Expect From Your Experience With Edwards Family Law
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    Clients are not an interruption of our work. They are the purpose of it.
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    Clients will not be charged for calls to their attorney. Each client shall receive aggressive representation combined with incomparable guidance and counsel.
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    Our clients will receive the most courteous and attentive treatment we can give them.
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    Each client will have their telephone call returned within one business day.
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    All of our attorneys shall practice exclusively family law and domestic relations.
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    Our clients are not just a name on a file. We will present each client with an honest assessment of all options that can provide them the best chance of success.
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    Our firm will attend all conferences and Continuing Learning Education Seminars that relate to the practice of Family Law, to ensure that we have access to the most current case law that can affect the lives of you and your family.
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    Our firm will employ the latest technology for use in your case, to include a secure server where the client’s entire paper file is scanned and posted to the server for immediate retrieval by the client.
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    Clients are people who bring us their wants. It is our job to meet those wants.

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Estate Planning for Your Loved Ones in Atlanta, GA

The pandemic also taught us that life is painfully short and death is indiscriminate. Avoiding the conversation doesn’t make that any less real. It’s best to talk with an estate planning attorney while you still can.

In Georgia, men die at a much higher rate than women, so they should be part of this conversation. The spouses of these men should also encourage frank dialogue. That kind of open, honest talk is even more critical when children are involved. Failing to make an estate plan may be to the detriment of your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don't want to make a will?

Suppose you are married in Georgia and pass away without making a will. In that case, your spouse will inherit everything, depending on whether you have surviving successors, such as children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren.

If you don’t create a will or estate plan, your spouse will receive your entire estate. If you do, your heirs will receive an equal share of your estate, except that your spouse’s share cannot be less than one-third.

Won't all my assets automatically go to my children?

The question is, “Who is considered your child?”

Georgia must legally consider children to be your children for them to inherit from you under the laws of intestacy. That distinction can create complex issues for many families because it’s not as clear and straightforward a distinction as you might think. Step-children, children out of wedlock, and adopted children are explicitly treated under intestacy laws.

A trusted estate planning lawyer or family law attorney can help you ensure your minor children are cared for in your absence and can help you handle the financial planning, business planning, and legal documents that come with putting together estate plans.

Do I need a will if I want to leave assets for non-family members?

You may have specific wishes for your assets. And why wouldn’t you? You worked hard for them and want them to benefit the right people. Intestacy doesn’t recognize that long-time friend who cared for you when you were ill or that charity to which you routinely donate. Make sure they aren’t left out by having this in writing.

At one point, Georgia averaged 16 deaths per day, so a sudden, unexpected passing is not outside the realm of possibility. Come in and talk with us about your options to find out which assets don’t need to be put in a will.

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