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Rebecca Anne Edwards

Divorce and separation Attorney

4.4   5 reviews

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Rebecca A. Edwards focuses her practice on all aspects of North Carolina family law litigation and collaborative negotiation, including equitable distribution, child custody, child support, postseparation support and alimony, premarital agreements, separation agreements, adoption, guardianship proceedings, and juvenile abuse, neglect, dependency and termination of parental rights proceedings.

Ms. Edwards was admitted to the practice of law in North Carolina after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English, with honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Edwards was a NC State Bar Certified paralegal.

Ms. Edwards was elected to Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite for 2017 in the category of "young guns."  In 2018, Ms. Edwards has been elected to Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite in the category of "family law."  Fewer than 3% of NC's attorneys share this honor. 

Ms. Edwards is a member of the Family Law section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and has served as Co-Chair for 1 year, and Chair for the past 3 years, of the Children's Issues committee. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and was elected in December 2017 to a 3 year term on the Board of Directors of the Wake County Bar Association and the 10th Judicial District.  Rebecca serves as a member of the WCBA Continuing Education committee, and is involved as a presentor for various continuing education seminars, such as the Wake County Bar Association and the NC Advocates for Justice.  For approximately the past 9 years, Rebecca has enjoyed serving her community as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, advocating in court for children in the custody of Wake County Human Services.  

Ms. Edwards lives in Cary with her husband, also an attorney.  She enjoys cooking, spending time with her step-children, and her dog Teddie. 

Licensed for 9 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/27/2022

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Posted by Katie | March 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rebecca Edwards is Fantastic!
I was recommended to Rebecca through a mutual friend at my church. My husband an I chose to separate and there were children involved. She made the process extremely easy. I was overwhelmed emotionally and her guidance was exceptional. She makes you feel like you are talking to a close friend and she cares, she truly cares! She is brilliant and she's amazing at what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone going through a separation or divorce with or without children involved.
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Posted by Kara | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Custody Attorney!
Having a child is the most precious gift one can be given! As a parent, it's our job to protect our little one(s). I found myself in the worst possible situation when my daughter's father assaulted me in front of her. I was fearful I would not be able to protect my 2 year old. Days after this assault, I found Wake Family Law Firm on line -- and was immediately recommended to Rebecca Edwards. She met with me two hours after I called the firm. That in and of itself let me know not only is she good at her job, but she CARES!!! The short of the long is Ms. Edwards is by far the most compassionate, studious, honest and hard working professional I have ever come in contact with. She secured a one year DVPO for my daughter and I, she made sure all visits were supervised, and she even went above and beyond suggesting that visits between my 2 year old daughter and her father were in the community/in a fun location that was secure . Although Ms. Edwards is not "cheap," she sure is worth it. If you are fighting for custody of your child/ren or just trying to keep them safe -- Rebecca Edwards is the women for the job! Personable, honest, caring and understanding is what you need in a hard situation like child custody, I know I did. I cannot recommend Rebecca Edwards enough! She IS the BEST of the BEST!!!
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Posted by Broch | November 9, 2015
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She Had Our Back 100% In Court!!!
1.) She listened to our story 2.) Researched our case 3.) Found a solution to our problem 4.) Got everything we asked for and kept my wife out of jail. She is a Super awesome, fantastic undisputed champion in court room and will fight for your rights even is she is sick. Best attorney we could ask for we are now lifers for her services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2015
Commitment to Excellence
Rebecca is a extremely knowledgeable, understanding, and an expert in her craft as an attorney. She got results swiftly and I will forever be grateful for being one of her clients. She is ever the consummate professional, always responded promptly with any of my questions or concerns. On a rating scale of 1-10 she is without a doubt a 10.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2018
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Not recommended
Rebecca is certainly very personable and I liked her initially. Through the process though it became clear that she did not properly prepare to the point that I didn't trust her to represent me. There was also more than one occasion where I was offended by her comments. I have now moved on to a different lawyer who is very professional, keeps me informed and represents me well. It truly makes a difference which lawyer you hire.
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Response from Rebecca Edwards November 10, 2018
Dear anonymous, I am concerned that you may have made this October 2018 post in error, since I wasn't and haven't been available to be retained as an attorney since the Spring of 2018. I have never, ever had any client complain that I was unprepared - if anything, I tend to over prepare. I also have no recollection of any complaints that I have made offensive comments, and I would certainly hope to be afforded an opportunity to address any such complaint if one existed. -Rebecca Edwards
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  • Hourly Rates $ 260-260 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)


  • 10th Judicial District Bar Association and Wake County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Wake County Guardian ad Litem
  • Volunteer advocate
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Legal Elite Family Law
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite Young Guns
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Rebecca
Family Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rebecca is knowledgeable about family law, and she is a skilled negotiator and trial attorney. She works hard to get the best possible outcome for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Rebecca without reservation. She is an awesome attorney and you will not find an attorney in the area that is more passionate about her clients' issues and concerns. Very knowledgeable and professional."

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Divorce and separation Lawyer Rebecca Anne Edwards
Rebecca Anne Edwards
Divorce and separation Attorney
Licensed for 9 years