Keon Family Law

Fair or unfair, just or unjust, once a final judgment and decree of divorce has been entered, and the limited time for seeking a new trial or appealing that judgment has passed, both parties ordinarily remain bound by the terms of that judgment. But what happens if one former spouse later discovers...

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In Georgia divorce actions and other proceedings involving custody of minors, judges at times will interview children in chambers and then partly base their final custody decisions on the information obtained during those consultations. The parties or their counsel do not often witness those intervi...

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In Georgia child custody proceedings, statutory law expressly permits parents to reach agreements “respecting any and all issues concerning custody of the child.”(1) A judge presented with such an agreement must ratify it “unless the judge makes specific written factual findings as a part of the fin...

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Under certain circumstances, Georgia law has permitted courts or juries to utilize a party’s earning capacity rather than gross income to determine the amounts of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees to award in divorce actions and other domestic cases.(1) One factor considered when analyzing...

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In a typical marriage, spouses talk to each other. They share intimate details of their lives, reveal their strengths and weaknesss, and discuss their deeds – both good and bad. When a marriage fails, the couple’s previously-disclosed flaws and unsavory acts often prove relevant to determinations in...

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