Attorney Richard Blevins

    • Attorney Richard Blevins
    • Prior Law Enforcement Experience
    • Former Prosecutor/ Former Police Officer
    • Google Top Rated Attorney

    Attorney Soo Hong

      • Attorney Soo Hong
      • 2017 Featured Attorney to Watch
      • 2015 Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award
      • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

      Highest Reviewed Law Firm

      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      04:11 01 Mar 17
      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
      James Saxon
      James Saxon
      00:16 21 Jan 17
      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 more
      Steve K
      Steve K
      21:01 28 Dec 16
      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 more
      Eric Long
      Eric Long
      17:40 24 Jan 17
      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 more
      Sadiq Fazel
      Sadiq Fazel
      16:07 13 Oct 16
      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
      Dan Tuttle
      Dan Tuttle
      17:06 27 Mar 17
      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 more
      Joyce Evans
      Joyce Evans
      21:02 09 May 17
      Attorney Blevins is a dynamic negotitator... skilled lawyer,...he was able to keep my husband from going to jail for driving with suspended driver's license (numerous tickets and a long standing case history in Cobb County with suspensions) but his attorney was patient,steadfast, and HONEST .Attorney Blevins was so impressive,even the Judge commended him for doing a GREAT JOB !!read more
      Ethan Kimbrough
      Ethan Kimbrough
      16:30 10 May 17
      Richard is excellent to work with. As a former law enforcement officer, Richard has incredible knowledge and his work ethic sets him apart from other legal experts. He took the time to explain all aspects of my situation to me and genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. I recommend him and his team to anyone. Richard and his team gave me the confidence I needed during all phases of my case. You won't find a more attentive, tenacious more
      Charles Paul
      Charles Paul
      14:44 16 May 17
      Had an unfortunate situation occur at the top of 2016 that surely would've followed me throughout the entirety of my professional career. Attorney Soo Hong was a true God send. Ms. Hong was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. I was almost certain that even with legal counsel my situation could only be lessened but not totally relieved. I'm not sure how she managed but to my surprise my case was dismissed a few days ago. Even so she has still been available to answer lingering questions and help with advice. My five star rating is an understatement if you ask me. Money well more
      tracey morris
      tracey morris
      20:38 13 Jul 17
      Mr Richard Blevins and his exceptional firm helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. His experience in law and guidance throughout an entire process of the Cobb court system was without question trusting. I am so happy to have chosen Mr Blevins and his firm to represent more
      Michael Rolader
      Michael Rolader
      01:19 20 Jul 17
      Our family has over a time period required the services of an attorney. We have had the opportunity to work with Soo Hong of Blevins and Hong a few times. Her devotion to her clients and the personal followup requires repeated trust. Our family will retain in future needs. Mike and Mary R. Acworth, Georgiaread more
      joshua whitehead
      joshua whitehead
      21:13 28 Jul 17
      I went to Ms. Hong to take care of a dui case of mine she sat down with me and was straight forward with what she could do and what my expectations should be. She explained to me the case proceedings how how things work in layman terms so I could understand clearly. I decided to use her and she was nothing less than excellent. She went to bat for me and argued her butt off in my favor. In open court the judge himself said that I owe great gratitude towards her because for most they wouldn't have gotten the plea deal. I am very thankful and lucky to have chosen Blevins and Hong law. They were able to get everything dropped down to reckless driving which in my case was the absolute best senario. I would highly recommend Ms. Hong and her more
      Tracey Sprinkle
      Tracey Sprinkle
      15:26 25 Jul 17
      I retained Soo Hong for my son who had been falsely accused of stealing a car. His public defender wasn't doing his job. Wanted him to plea out from the very beginning. After six months in Cobb County jail, I went ahead and contacted Soo Hong. Needless to say, my son's charges were dropped and was out of jail within 3wks. All due to her expertise and knowledge of the law. From the beginning, Soo kept us updated on everything. She treated us with respect and went above and beyond the call of duty. I would recommend her to anyone! T. Sprinkleread more
      Robert Ackland
      Robert Ackland
      20:27 14 Aug 17
      Richard Blevins is by far the most professional, responsive and effective attorney I have known. If you are looking for the very best advocate to address your legal issues, Richard is that person. He knows his business and treats his clients with respect and care. He commits to what he will do and always follows through. I highly recommend him to handle your legal affairs. Like our family, you will be very glad you did!! -- Rober Ackland - Gainesville Garead more
      Nicholas Hixon
      Nicholas Hixon
      02:24 17 Aug 17
      Ms. Hong was a pleasure to work with! She helped me out've a bad situation and continued to help me whenever any other curve ball would come my way. I've never had to use a lawyer before and going into it expecting a lot of stress, she helped me remain calm and took care of everything, while I was living out of more
      Aaron K
      Aaron K
      19:10 05 Sep 17
      Richard Blevins is a life saver! He invested a personal interest in my legal affairs, was great about communicating with me over the year long process, and was able to get me the best available outcome on my case. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to help them reach the most favorable outcome possible. He is well respected in the court room and his knowledge of legal issues is unbelievable. If you want the best shot at beating your case I highly recommend hiring Mr. Blevins. No amount of stars or money could show my appreciation for having my life and professional career saved by this man!read more
      Lindsey Putnam
      Lindsey Putnam
      20:06 14 Sep 17
      Amazing firm right here! Richard Blevins is fantastic. I am a business owner and my son got in to some trouble. I needed him back asap. Richard was great with answering any questions I had and was very prompt on returning phone calls and emails. I would rate them 20 on a scale of 1-10read more
      14:54 02 Oct 17
      Mr. Richard is very intelligent, knowledgeable, trustworthy & reliable attorney. He handles the case diligently & strives to get best possible outcome for you. For legal matters, you need to be in best hands! I find him THE best & I highly recommend more
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      191 Roswell St Marietta, GA 30060 | (678) 354-2290

      Preserve Your Wealth By Taking Advantage Of Bankruptcy Exemptions

      //Preserve Your Wealth By Taking Advantage Of Bankruptcy Exemptions

      Preserve Your Wealth By Taking Advantage Of Bankruptcy Exemptions

      You don’t have to give up all your assets when you file for bankruptcy in Cobb County, or any part of Atlanta, GA. By taking advantage of bankruptcy exemptions, you could keep a significant portion of them safe. How much can you save? It depends on the state you’re residing in. Every state has the right to set its own limits. We’ll go into more detail about bankruptcy exemptions in the state of Georgia in this article.

      How do Bankruptcy Exemptions work in Georgia?

      The Federal government has a standard list of exemptions. Most states allow you to choose from the Federal list and the state list. You can’t mix and match between the two. You’ll see a lot of variety in the exemptions you get across states. In general, exemptions are offered based on the following categories: property, personal items, vehicles, and wages. There’s also a ‘wildcard’ category where you can protect something that has great personal value.

      In Georgia, you’re covered by the Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100. You’re allowed to choose between that and the Federal list. Which one is better? That depends on your unique situation. You’ll need to learn more about the two before you can make an informed decision — or you could talk to an experienced lawyer for help.   

      Exemptions are always applied to your equity or personal stake in an asset, and not the value of the asset as a whole. For example, if you paid for 40% of a house and your spouse paid 60%, your equity is 40%. The exemption will be based upon the 40% that you own.

      The Georgia Bankruptcy Exemptions List

      • Homestead
        • The ‘Homestead‘ refers to the place where you stay. The Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a) (1) lets you exempt $21,500 from the value of that property if you’re a co-owner. You can exempt $43,000 if you’re the sole owner.  Burial plots are also covered by the exemption that you — the debtor –, or a dependent, own. If you don’t breach the exemption limit, the remaining amount (up to $10,000) can be applied to properties other than your residence under the Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a) (6).
        • We’ll explain with an example. If you’re the sole owner of a house that costs $70,000, your equity is 100%. The house will have to be sold, though you’ll be able to exempt $43,000. The creditor or trustee will take $27,000. If you only own a portion of the house, your house might not be sold, depending on your equity. If the equity or personal stake in the property exceeds the $21,500 mark, your house gets sold.
      • Personal Property
        • Personal property refers to everyday items like clothes, jewelry, food, and household goods. The state ensures you have enough to survive, move forward and eventually recover from the bankruptcy.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a) (5) grants a $500 jewelry exemption.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-33-100(a) (4) grants a $5,000 exemption for crops, animals, clothes, furniture, books, instruments. You have a $300 limit for every item, and the combined total can’t exceed $5000.  
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(11)(E) will exempt some a portion of income from sources– a reasonable figure you and your debtors need to live on.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(10) offers a full exemption for healthcare items.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(11)(D) exempts $10,000 personal injury costs.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(11)(B) exempts costs arising from wrongful death.
      • Vehicle
        • The vehicle exemption will let you save your car if you’re still paying for it in rare cases. You will probably have to sell it off if you own it outright.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(3) allows a motor vehicle exemption of $5,000.
          • How does that work? If you own the car and it can be sold for $10,000, you get to keep $5000. If you’re still paying off the car loan and your personal equity is less than $5000, you can keep it.
      • Wages
        • You’ll get to save a significant portion of your income from a job in this category. You can ask for more if you fall under a certain range.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §18-4-20 and §18-4-21 offers a 75% exemption of earned-but-unpaid weekly disposable earnings.
          • There’s also a clause that allows you to keep 40 times the state or federal hourly minimum wage if that’s higher.
          • A bankruptcy judge will exempt more if you don’t meet a certain income threshold.
      • Benefits and Pension/Retirement
        • The state offers a full exemption on any benefits you get or any pension/retirement schemes that have been set up for you under the Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(2) and (2.1). Here is an overview of what’s exempt:
          • Social Security
          • Unemployment fund
          • Support for veterans
          • Disability and illness
          • Alimony payments, up to certain amount needed for you and your dependents to live on  
          • Pensions, annuities, and similar plans — up to an amount necessary for you and dependents to survive
          • IRA — up to the amount needed for you and your dependents need to live on
          • Certain property or funds that are being held for you under a retirement or pension plan (for employees or public officers)
      • Wildcard
        • Have something you treasure that you need to protect? That comes under the ‘Wildcard’ category. The amount is in addition to the $10,000 homestead exemption for ‘other’ properties.
          • Ga. Code Ann. §44-13-100(a)(6) lets you exempt $1,200 on whatever you want.

      Before You File for Bankruptcy in Georgia

      Filing for bankruptcy is a life-altering decision. Consulting with a professional Cobb County Bankruptcy Lawyer will help you understand your options and do right by your family. We at Blevins and Hong are here to help. Give us a call today at (678) 354-2290.  

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