Atlanta Family Law and Criminal Attorney

A Dynamic and Experienced Attorney in Family and Criminal Legal Services

Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C. is a local and family-owned law firm that has been serving the Atlanta, GA community for over 15 years. Our attorney provides enthusiastic representation and brings along extensive experience in representing her clients. We strive to provide personalized, affordable legal services with special discounts for military personnel and first responders.

$100 Consultation Fee
$50 First Responders & Referrals
All consultation fees are applied to the initial retainer if retained within 7 days of consultation.

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Georgia Divorce & Family Law Services


Turn to our experienced attorney to represent your divorce case. We’re efficient at assisting our clients with contested or uncontested divorce, asset division, custody and more.

Child Support & Custody

Get the right guidance you need when it comes to legal modifications. We’ll assist you with modifying primary or joint physical custody, visitation, and other parenting time agreements.


When the court orders someone to do (or stop doing) something and that person ignores the order, they are considered to be in contempt of court.

Fathers’ Rights

Whether you are trying to establish your rights as a father or want to protect those rights in divorce, you need to work within the legal rules that apply to family law matters in Georgia. For that reason, assistance from an experienced family law attorney can make it easier to achieve your goals.

Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorce provides the fastest and least expensive way to dissolve a marriage, but the process may still not be as simple as you expect.


Turn to our experienced attorney to represent your divorce case. We’re efficient at assisting our clients with contested or uncontested divorce, asset division, custody and more.


There are instances when change takes place and the need to modify agreements arises. Let the experienced attorneys at Tessie D. Edwards & Associates, P.C. assist you with every aspect of change, whether it is a financial shift, child support, visitation, or other needs.


Under Georgia law, fathers have legal rights and responsibilities with respect to their children. However, in many cases, legal action is necessary to take advantage of the rights and enforce the responsibilities.

Temporary Protective Orders (Emergency Orders)

Temporary protective orders are your legal recourse to tell someone to stay away from you and your loved ones. Each state has its own laws regarding these orders and knowing Georgia laws can help you understand how to obtain one.

Criminal Defense Lawyer In Atlanta


Drug Offense Attorney

You’ll get to directly work with our attorney. We handle charges such as possession of drugs, distribution and trafficking charges. We’ve handled over 2000 cases successfully.

DUI & Criminal Defense

Rely on our attorney to strongly defend your case if you have been charged with bond hearings, probation violations, misdemeanor or felony charges. Contact us today to discuss your rights.


Meet Attorney Tessie D. Edwards

Learn About Our Attorney and Trust Her Team to Represent Your Case

For an attorney who will zealously advocate to protect your rights in matters of divorce and family law, call us to speak with Attorney Edwards and understand your legal rights!


Elizabeth CunninghamElizabeth Cunningham
12:04 12 Jul 24
I 100% recommend Tessie D. Edwards and her team for all of your family law needs. Kendra was very helpful, professional, and always willing to help. This team is amazing.
Monique GreggsMonique Greggs
23:47 11 Jul 24
I really enjoy working with Tessie D. Edward’s & Associates firm. They have always helped me with very informative information and has helped me out immensely. I really enjoy doing business with them when needed. Thank you Tessie and all the staff!
Joe MaxwellJoe Maxwell
19:34 11 Jul 24
Mrs. Edwards & her firm are exceptional!!! I spoke with Tasia & she was so insightful & helpful in our conversation over the phone professionalism at it's finest. With employees like that this firm should be worldwide.
Myesha StinsonMyesha Stinson
18:49 11 Jul 24
Kendra Thomas was an amazing help and she had top tier customer service. She was very helpful and gave great details and much needed information regarding my case. Talk to Kendra if you ever need help.
Charles ThomasCharles Thomas
18:30 11 Jul 24
Thanks to Kendra and the awesome office of Tessie D. Edwards & Associates for answering all of my questions. I rate this office a 10 out of 10 in professionalism and customer service.
Karlyn LeblancKarlyn Leblanc
18:16 11 Jul 24
Tessie Edwards & Associates have been exceptional. Tasia had me the minute she answered the phone. And Esquire Beyah made all my problems melt always.
David NearDavid Near
14:27 01 Jul 24
Tessie and Lolita Beyah were so helpful. They helped answer my questions and gave me great insight into my situation.
Saniia LynchSaniia Lynch
17:51 28 Jun 24
Very unprofessional staff.
18:43 03 Jun 24
Tessie D Edward’s staff of attorneys ans paralegals are amazing. I have a very tough case and they continually work with me to help find resolution. It has been one of the worst times of my life, but their concern and compassion is what’s getting me through this case. I highly recommend this team of experienced staff.
Terence ThomasTerence Thomas
19:10 20 May 24
Channon WallaceChannon Wallace
14:49 30 Apr 24
Attorney Beyah and my team was phenomenal with my divorce case. It was a slow process but no fault to the team. Attorney Beyah and Tessie D Edwards and Associates are some of the best attorneys that I ever had. I definitely would recommend them to anyone in Atlanta metro area looking for a “pitbull law firm”. A big thank you to Attorney Beyah and Attorney Edwards for showing me the missing pieces in my marriage I didn’t see. If it wasn’t for you it would have been way worse. 5 star treatment and white glove service from some of the best attorneys in town. I found my attorneys for life. Thanks for everything. I appreciate it to my heart. You guys are more than my attorneys. You guys have became my family. ❤️❤️❤️🫶🏾🫶🏾🫶🏾 #TeamBeyah #TeamEdwards #TheyFightSoYouDontHaveToo #TheyTakeTheStressSoYouDontHaveToStress #MoneyWellSpent
Cierra ClarkCierra Clark
15:36 10 Apr 24
I had a great experience with Kevin. My divorce was prolonged for a year due to the other parties lawyer going MIA every month. I explained everything to Kevin and he was able to close out it the case in 6 months. He explained everything to me perfectly and answered any questions I had and the next steps after the case was closed out
Susan WattsSusan Watts
21:07 14 Mar 24
today in march 14.2024so far is casting me a lot of money
Great customer service and an extensive team of experts!!
Marina CiriloMarina Cirilo
19:59 14 Feb 24
Lolita was amazing, always worked with me and did her best when it came to fighting for both of my kids custody.
Larry Gates JrLarry Gates Jr
17:27 29 Jan 24
Excellent law firm.. Her staff is the best. You will not be disappointed I guarantee you.
Lakeya TrippLakeya Tripp
20:31 08 Jan 24
I would like to thank the Edwards staff for their hospitality and helping me with my divorce I especially would like to give a shout out to my girl!! Kendra 😘for holding it down as I promise. I'll be a woman of my word much blessings to this family and staff that you be able to help someone in need during a legal matter have a blessed day and don't go messing up nobody else day if you not having a good day. Lakeya Tripp Dropped Tripp Added Lakeya Lewis 😂😘🌹🌹🌹
Stephanie BryantStephanie Bryant
18:33 26 Dec 23
TOP NOTCH! This law office took all the drama and difficulty out of my Child support modification case. I love how everyone I talked to about my case, was so kind and empathic to my situation. They left no stone and I mean NO STONE unturned and in getting to a fair agreement in my case. I highly recommend this firm!
Mario RichardsMario Richards
21:17 19 Sep 23
Custody battles are never easy. There was a wide arrange of emotions felt when trying to ensure that I was in my son's life. My case was successful in getting 50/50 physical custody, legitimization, name change, joint legal decision making. We were successful after months of court delays and dealing with difficult/unreasonable opposing partyTessie was cool, calm, and collected the entire time. Her confidence transferred to me and she had my complete trust. I couldn't recommend more. Money well spent.
Tyneshia NewtonTyneshia Newton
20:52 15 Sep 23
Thank you, sincerely to Mrs. Edwards and your entire team for your unwavering hand, and constant attention during such a trying time. I appreciate you and your team immediate responses, and attention to detail. Thank you for also educating me throughout this process on each and every step of my case and offering me the best possible solutions. I would recommend Mrs. Edwards and her team to each and everyone I know, including myself if I ever had a question of any possible legal representation. Ms. Kendra was beyond helpful in communicating everything that I should expect throughout my court case proceedings. Both Ms. Tasia and Mr. Rivers initiated contact daily making sure all documents were uploaded to my client portal and I was aware of any and all changes pertaining to my case. Lastly, I would also like to thank the rest of Mrs. Edwards team including Mr. Lee, one of her client specialists who was beyond amazing, and extremely compassionate to me. From the moment I stepped foot within her office I was assured that my case was of the biggest priority and would be handled in the best care and it most definitely was. Forever grateful!! Thank you for everything.