I’ve been served, now what?
So, you’ve been served. The most important thing to do is not to panic.
Call us immediately at 888.610.3352 and schedule a consultation with us. We will tell you what deadlines apply, if your case has been set for a hearing, and other information that you need to know. Waiting is never an option. If you wait too late, you can waive certain defenses, and in a worst-case scenario have a default judgment entered against you.
You can fax or email us your documents so we can get a better grasp of the next steps in your case.
- Analyze your situation
- Determine if an Answer or a Counterclaim can be filed
- Determine when you should file your Answer
- Give you the likely next steps and what to expect after being served
We are brutally honest with our assessment. If you do not need an attorney to fix your problem, we will tell you, and will give you tips on how to handle it yourself. If you have a case that we think we cannot “win,” i.e meet the goals that you have set, we will let you know.
Unlike some attorneys, we will not tell you want you want to hear in order to get your money. We are in a unique position where we have a great deal of referrals due to our past successes, and only accept cases that fit into our firm’s philosophy and caseload. That means we turn down more cases than we accept, so you can be assured that if we accept your case, it is because we believe in you and your case.
Georgia divorce and division of assets
Legitmation and Paternity
Once you retain us:
All communications from opposing counsel, the other party, or the court are scanned into our files and uploaded to our private server the same day. Throughout the case, clients can check our secure server to view all of the relevant files, correspondence and court dates for their case.
The lawyers and staff at Edwards & Associates respond promptly to your phone acalls, questions and concerns and are committed to providing responsive service to each and every client. Edwards & Associates will seek to achieve a solution that achieves your goals while protecting your rights, all while remaining mindful of your overall costs. We utilize a customized, flat fee billing system that eliminates the frustrations and unexpected costs of hourly billing.