Keon Family Law

In Georgia, court judgments do not necessarily last forever. Statutory rules of dormancy in essence prevent the enforcement of a judgment to which no attempt at collection has occurred in the prior seven years. But do those dormancy rules apply to awards for equitable division, alimony, child suppor...

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Not all domestic matters in Georgia can be tried by a jury. Most significantly, for instance, only a judge can try child custody issues.(1) In divorce actions, however, a jury determines whether specific items constitute marital property, or nonmarital property of a spouse.(2) The jury also equitabl...

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Most domestic cases in Georgia are tried without juries, and all custody matters are determined by judges alone. As might be expected, a party suffering adverse rulings at times feels victim of unfair bias by the trial judge. In such instance, does the party have any recourse? Can the party force th...

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A prior article addressed the principles governing whether the appreciation in value of business interests, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and similar investment holdings, brought into a marriage by a spouse constitute marital property subject to equitable division on divorce, or a spouse’s separate...

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A custodial spouse’s relocation at best creates some inconvenience for the non-custodial spouse in exercising visitation rights. At worst, such relocation can substantially interfere with the parenting time to which the non-custodial parent otherwise would enjoy. But does an intended or already-comp...

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