I was shattered with the overwhelming charge in my otherwise immaculate 40 years of life. While desperately browsing the internet for good attorney, I came across Mr. Blevins profile, who back then had received 5 stars rating from 50 folks. That’s an outstanding rating to trust anyone. With that background, I went to him to handle my case. Mr. Blevins met all my expectations and indeed did an incredible job & brought the case a desirable outcome for me and got my life back on track. During my interactions with him I realized that he has a ton of experiences and knows the GA law in and out. He is also very well connected within the GA law community. He is prompt & supportive and drives the case pretty well. With a great pleasure & honor, I would like endorse him with yet another 5 star. I strongly strongly strongly recommend him!read more
I retained Mr. Blevins to represent me for a misdemeanor affray charge and he got the charges dismissed. He was very receptive, very open, available (shared his personal cell with me for any after hour questions), and effective. He communicated well and efficiently. Would certainly recommend him to everyone. Cost was very reasonable and definitely worth the value.read more
Richard Blevins did a GREAT job for us on two cases. On one case he was able to minimize the impact of a DUI charge. He was able to get the other case dismissed after we followed his recommendations prior to our court date. He’s very knowledgeable and familiar with what needs to be done to handle your case. I highly recommend hiring him.read more
The best DUI attorneys in all Cobb County! I spoke with various other attorneys but was impressed with the level of professionalism and promptness of attorney Richard Blevins. His experience is felt instantly as we appeared in court and everyone knew him. Thank you Richard for saving my license.read more
GREAT LAWYER; OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM AND BEYOND COMPARISON
Richard Blevins Jr. had my best interest in mind from the moment I met with him through the months that we worked together. He WILL work for you and will use his extensive knowledge and network of the legal system to get you the best outcome.
His office staffs were very responsive and would communicate and send me all the documents throughout the court proceedings. Mr. Blevins would also directly call and communicate with you to keep matters aligned and up-to-date.
Listen to him, trust his advice, and do what he says as he has the expertise and confidence to tackle your case. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Blevins to anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation. He is the best lawyer in Cobb County and one of the BEST in Georgia!read more
Selecting an attorney is something we don’t do often and it can be an intimidating process. For me, there are 4 important questions to keep in mind:
1. How knowledgeable is the attorney and will they be able to identify all the possible options for your situation?
2. How honest and transparent will the attorney be with you on the possible outcome of your situation?
3. Will the attorney work hard and stay persistent to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation?
4. What will the legal representation cost?
I can testify that Richard Blevins of Blevins & Hong is extremely knowledgeable on the law and in our case, could identify options that we didn’t even know existed. He was honest about the unlikelihood of the best outcome but was willing to work hard to try to achieve that for us at a very reasonable cost. In our case, Richard was able to make the improbable best outcome a reality. Richard’s knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, hard work and commitment to resolving the case in our best interest were the keys to our success.
Choosing the right attorney can be a difficult decision, make the right choice and give Richard Blevins a call. You will be glad you did, I certainly am.read more
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FREQUENTLY ASKED BANKRUPTCY QUESTIONS
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Can filing for bankruptcy save my home?
Each case is individual, but there are many possible options when you are facing foreclosure on your home. Many individuals in the State of Georgia got caught in the sub-prime mortgage crash and now face mortgage payments that are impossible to handle. When this is the case, filing gives you the time and opportunity to handle the back payments as there will be a halt to collection actions for several months as the filing makes its way through the process of bankruptcy. During this time, you can seek a loan modification or other solution to the problem of your mortgage. It is critical that you get legal representation from a Marietta bankruptcy attorney to answer your questions with regard to this very important issue. Our firm will assist you in determining how to best move forward in resolving serious debt and mortgage problems.
Does filing bankruptcy get rid of all my debt?
Not all types of debt can be liquidated or discharged in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. However, it will get rid of many kinds of debt to varying degrees. For example filing does not allow you to discharge recent taxes, student loans, child support and alimony and also some types of court fees and fines. Nevertheless, you can fully discharge credit card debt and overdue medical bills as well as many other types of debts. This can make paying the ineligible bills easier, since you will have so much more cash available if you are no longer paying a large number of your outstanding debts. If you still owe on your car or home, we can probably help you find solutions to help you keep this property when you talk to us, depending upon your circumstances.
What is the difference between a secured and unsecured debt?
There are two primary types of debt – secured and unsecured. A secured debt refers to something that is secured by a form of property that serves as collateral; in these cases, the creditor can claim the property to pay off the debt. For example, a mortgage and a car loan are secured debts because the property, the house or car, could be reclaimed. On the other hand, medical bills and credit card debt are unsecured debts because there is no property that could be taken.
How often am I allowed to file for bankruptcy?
Many people have the misconception that you are only allowed to file bankruptcy one time throughout your entire life. However, while you do have to wait between filings, you can technically file multiple times. If you filed Chapter 7 the first time, you will need to wait 8 years until you can file Chapter 7 again and 4 years to file Chapter 13. If you filed Chapter 13 the first time, you need to wait 2 years before you can file Chapter 13 again and 6 years before you are permitted to file Chapter 7.
Will creditors continue to contact me after I file?
As soon as you have filed, what is known as the automatic stay will protect you. Therefore, creditors will immediately need to cease any and all collection efforts against you. If they continue to make efforts to contact and collect, just alert them, in writing, about the bankruptcy petition. After that, if they still continue, you may have grounds to pursue legal action.
Should I file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?
Both chapters can offer benefits. Moreover, the benefits will vary depending on your circumstances. Therefore, there is no blanket answer as to which is the “better” option as it is based on many different factors. For example, if you do not have enough disposable income to pay off your creditors, you may be best suited for Chapter 7. However, if you have a lot of valuable assets and property you aren’t willing to risk in liquidation, you might be better suited for Chapter 13.
Won't bankruptcy ruin my credit for years?
Factually, if you find yourself contemplating bankruptcy, you probably already have an issue with your credit, or soon will. The advantage of filing is that you NO LONGER OWE many of your debts, and they will show a $0 balance on your credit report. Since such a large number of Marietta residents have filed for bankruptcy, it no longer has the stigma it once did. Additionally, credit card companies usually begin making offers within a few months after the bankruptcy. Usually, they offer high-interest and low credit limit cards, but even so, carefully managing your financial situation after bankruptcy can finally result in a repaired credit standing over time.
I got a notice that my wages are going to be garnished. Is there anything I can do about it?
When you file, there is an immediate halt to garnishments on your paycheck. Through the bankruptcy process, the outstanding debt will be sorted out and you will have access to your whole paycheck. Stopping wage garnishment is one form of relief you can experience after filing.