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John Taylor Hopkins IV

Child support Attorney at Decatur, GA

4.9   32 reviews

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

 

After a career as a Psychologist/Mental Health Counselor I decided to pursue a career in Law.  I have found that my experience as a Counselor was good preparation for the practice of Law, particularly in Family Law Cases.  The primary skill to be successful in either of these professions is to be a good listener.  Lawyers are known for “talking” but unless you have first paid attention and listened to the Client, the Judge and Opposing Counsel it is difficult, if not impossible to say the right thing. 

 

I am married with three children and reside in Dekalb County, Georgia.  I grew up in South Georgia and moved to Atlanta after graduating from the University of Georgia.  I was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America through my son’s attainment of his Eagle rank.  I also greatly enjoyed coaching my daughters’ recreational league soccer teams.   My wife teaches school in the Dekalb County Public School System, which all of my children have attended.   I enjoy my free time and love to fish and pursue wild life photography.

 

If you find yourself in any kind of legal dispute, please do yourself a favor and obtain representation.  While sometimes representing yourself may be the only possibility, if it is otherwise possible you need a qualified lawyer to represent you to ensure your interest are best protected.  Please feel free to contact me via email or telephone for a free and confidential consultation.

 

Licensed for 20 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact John

Hopkins Law, LLC
160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 200
Decatur, GA, 30030

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doesn’t always end like you expect it
What can I say, nothing but good things! Taylor made me fill like he was my big brother. Gave me excellent advice, worked quickly. However I dismissed the divorce at the last minute, which turned out to be a huge mistake. Will definitely work with him again, hate myself for not following through…
Response from John Hopkins August 29, 2022
Thank you for the kind words. Don't beat yourself up over deciding to try and make the marriage work out.
Posted by York | March 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassion - a rare quality in a lawyer
I approached Mr. Hopkins with a sticky tenancy problem where I was being abused by the landlord. Not only did Mr. Hopkins offer me good legal advice, he also took my mental health into consideration and recommended that walking away from the situation would be my best recourse rather than going to court. He took the time to answer both my emails and my phone call in my time of need, for which I am truly grateful! Unlike other lawyers I spoke with, Mr. Hopkins wasn't keen on taking my money, nor was he stingy with his time. If your case isn't worth the money, time or aggravation, he'll tell you so. Although unrelated, having gone through a hellish, dragged out divorce & custody battle myself, I can say with confidence that Mr. Hopkins is who you want to have representing you. I found him knowledgeable, compassionate, and above all, ethical!
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Must Have Attorney!!
I met Mr. Hopkins on Avvo after being FED UP with lack of progress on my case. I, like many people, was trying to get child support from an NCP who refused to pay a dime for years. I already had a case open with my local child support office but unfortunately, I don't live in Georgia where the NCP lived and therefore, trying to communicate between 2 child support offices in an interstate case was next to impossible. After a year of dealing with CSS, I had enough!! I found Mr. Hopkins through Avvo and couldn't have been happier. Not only was he able to expedite the process faster than I've ever seen with CSS but he is truly a breathe of fresh air. He's always been available to answer any questions I've had and even when he couldn't get back to me within a day, he always was there to let me know what was going on with my case. My only regret was that if I had Mr. Hopkins with me when my child support order was 1st set, I wouldn't have needed him later to clean up this mess later on. If I could give one piece of advice to anyone in a similar situation who thinks they can't afford an attorney, it would be: STOP WAITING FOR CSS!! In the time it takes for a local child support office to do NOTHING, you could've been already saving to hire someone like Mr. Hopkins by now.
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Posted by Sue Dixon | August 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He went above and beyond!
Extreemly impressed by my consultation with Taylor Hopkins. He is very knowledgeable in regard to family law. He demonstrated more patience than I deserved (as I tend to get overly emotional as this case involves the wellbeing of my special needs grandson). He took the time to answer each of my questions, and most importantly he did not seem rushed or that he was giving generic answers. His answers were in depth and specific to my issue at hand. I suggest anyone going through a family law case, especially in regard to child custody, retain Taylor Hopkins services!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Child custody
He’s give me a good advise and try to message me back thank you so much for help me I have a lot of ideas to get over this situation
Posted by Theresa | June 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Separation
He was good in explaining Georgia law about separation and whether or not I could take my daughter out of state while separated from my husband. He gave me a lot to think about so that I can make a final decision.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very pleased
Very helpful and I will recommend him to my friends. He took time and explained my options, now I am more enlightened about my case than before.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, straight answers, very reliable
I found John Taylor Hopkins very professional, reliable and straight forward. Highly recommend!
Response from John Hopkins November 28, 2018
Thank you for the kind words.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real genuine and helpful
Attorney John Hopkins was very helpful and informative. Although I can not afford an attorney right now in my life, he was genuine and really seemed to care about my situation. He will definitely be my first pick if I ever could hire an attorney to represent me in the future.
Posted by Ronald Garner | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This Attorney is the Real Deal!
John was very professional compassionate and informative in our initial consultation. He made me feel comfortable moving forward with his guidance and support. Look forward to having him on my team.
Posted by Tammy McCannon | April 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
VERY RESPONSIVE!!! Thank YOU!!
I consulted John Taylor Hopkins, IV regarding a contested divorce. I had a few very specific questions. John guided me back to the "big picture" in a property settlement. He quickly made me see the importance of not "sweating the small stuff," to be able to move on with my life. I certainly appreciate his honest and frank answers!! Thanks again, so very much!
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
AMAZING!!
I am floored at how much help and advice Mr. Taylor has provided me!! Definitely a seasoned attorney that knows his stuff about Child support cases...even about the workings or lack there of, of CSS! He has been a great help to me & if by chance my case does end up in GA, I would hire him as my attorney. In the meantime, thank you so much Mr. Taylor for all your help and advice! You are an amazing individual, wish there were more people like you in the world, would be a much better place! AS - Maryland
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Posted by Antoinette Spriggs | April 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing!!
I am floored at how much help and advice Mr. Taylor has provided me!! Definitely a seasoned attorney that knows his stuff about Child support cases...even about the workings or lack there of, of CSS! He has been a great help to me & if by chance my case does end up in GA, I would hire him as my attorney. In the meantime, thank you so much Mr. Taylor for all your help and advice! You are an amazing individual, wish there were more people like you in the world, would be a much better place! AS - Maryland
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Response from John Hopkins April 6, 2017
Thank you for the kind words A.S.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took time to get to the bottom of my Avvo question
Consulted Mr. Hopkins via Avvo regarding the Motion to Dismiss a small claims case without prejudice. He took much more time than what I expected to help me work through the key issues of the case and what to do in lieu of other attorney recommendations. Extremely patient and pressed me for follow-up questions to better understand the specifics of my case. Will most definitely consider hiring Mr. Hopkins if needed.
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Posted by Linda Lee | March 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
John is caring, insightful, & I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Advice
Gave some excellent advice on how to go about representing my self.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Taylor is great. He responded quickly and was very helpful. I actually did hire him and he has done a great job. He is very knowledgeable and personable. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Shandy | September 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and precise
Gave me the answer I needed along with other information I didn't even know I needed. Took time and broke it down for me so I could understand and responded in a timely fashion.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Question
I had several questions regarding a situation I'm facing and Mr. Hopkins answered those questions for me. Thank you.
Posted by Pamela | May 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Eviction Issues
This lawyer was awesome! They responded immediately, addressed all my issues and helped me tremendously! I don't have any money and this lawyer did not ask me one dime! However, if I had the money, I would have paid them in full for their services! I am disabled and being evicted; not because I paid my rent on time, but because the owner decided to sell this place!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Roberts Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2014

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Georgia State University, Atlanta
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1996
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Uncontested Divorce WIthout Children
  • Final Order of Divorce based on Settlement
  • Uncontested Divorce With Children
  • Final Order of Divorce based on Settlement
  • Return of Child From Non-Custodial Parent
  • Non Custodial Parent Ordered to Return Child to Mother
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Associations

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (50)
Given (46)
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Business Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. His professionalism, remarkable knowledge and vast experience place Mr. Hopkins among the top notch lawyers in his areas of practice. With utmost dedication and quick critical thinking, he has successfully resolved an impressive number of cases over the course of his career. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Hopkins has a wealth of knowledge, compassion, skill and ability that make him a top attorney here on AVVO and in the community, and I highly endorse him."
Business Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hopkins provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediately legal answers."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Hopkins without reservation. I always enjoy reading his answers in Avvo because he provides informative, insightful, and useful answers that benefit the community of clients and lawyers alike."
Business Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Hopkins. Very experienced and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Family Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse John without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hopkins' advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted to questions on landlord--tenant law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney who provides great insights and thoughtful answers to the questions posed in this forum. I've enjoyed reading his responses and perspectives, and would feel very confident in his representation of me if I were his client!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Family Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Hopkins is a skilled lawyer highly regarded within the legal community. I am happy to endorse and recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hopkins is always willing to give his time to help those in need of legal assistance and to provide them with remedies for their legal problems. He is also very knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of child custody, child support and divorce."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hopkins is a zealous advocate for his clients and very knowledgeable in his field."
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Decatur Child support Lawyer John Taylor Hopkins IV
John Taylor Hopkins IV
Child support Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation