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V. Joy Edwards

V. Joy Edwards

THE Atlanta Family Law Firm
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Georgia
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Biography

Attorney Edwards is a well known experienced Atlanta divorce attorney and an excellent litigator. This means if your case calls for aggressive litigation skills, Ms Edwards is the perfect advocate for you.

Ms. Edwards spent three years as the Staff Attorney for two judges in the State Court of Cobb County. That experience has been invaluable in helping her hone her litigation skills and courtroom decorum. It is not often that you can find an attorney to represent you who has had experience from both sides of the bench.

After graduating from Law School, Ms. Edwards was employed at a firm in Marietta, Georgia practicing Family Law. Ms. Edwards quickly fell in love with the field and has since dedicated her professional career obtaining the skills and knowledge necessary to best represent her clients in every aspect of their case.

Education
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
J.D. | Law
Activities: International Moot Court
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Huntingdon College
B.A. | Pre-Law
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
The Edwards Law Group
- Current
Staff Attorney
State Court of Cobb County - Judge David Darden
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Staff Attorney
State Court of Cobb County - Judge Robert McDuff
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Four Rights of Children in Divorce
The legal blog of The Edwards Law Group
Awards
A+
Better Business Bureau
Professional Associations
Northwest Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Cobb County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Cobb County Bar Association - Family Law Section
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Georgia - Unlicensed Practice of Law Standing Committee
Member
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Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy
Graduate
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
State Bar of Georgia
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
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Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Arbitration & Mediation
Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Grandparents Visitation
  • Second Parent Adoption
  • LGBTQIA
  • Legitimation
  • Establishment of Paternity
  • Grandparent Custody and Visitation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can I stop CS wage assignment if my arrears are up to date?
A: Usually the custodial parent has the right to the the income deduction order, especially if there was an arrearage at some point. So it's unlikely that you can unilaterally stop the automatic payments if you have an ongoing current child support obligation.
Q. In my divorce from my abusive husband I was ordered to sell my land and split the money. He has paid no taxes in 6 years
A: Unfortunately it sounds like it’s been 6 years since the court ordered the sale so there’s nothing you can do to ask for reconsideration at this point. You may be able to ask for reimbursement of the taxes, but there’s a possibility that the court would deny that.
Q. Mother dies, husband is stepfather to her chldren. Does stepfather or bio father have custodial rights over children?
A: The stepfather has no automatic custodial rights but MAY be able to move under certain laws to ask the court for time with the children. The bio father MAY. It depends on if the father was married to the deceased mother, and if not, whether the children were legitimized.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Videos
Blog
Contact & Map
The Edwards Law Group
3621 Vinings Slope
Office Suite 4300
Atlanta, GA 30339
Telephone: (770) 723-7211
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed