Keon Family Law

This concluding article of a two-part series explores the types of misconduct deemed egregious enough to terminate a mother or father’s parental rights, as well as misbehaviors found insufficient to justify termination of parental rights in specific cases. Typically, conduct imperiling parental ri...

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A parent in Georgia who has abandoned, neglected, abused, or failed to support a child can lose his or her parental rights by voluntarily surrendering them, or upon entry of a court order terminating those parental rights in certain juvenile court proceedings and in superior court actions involving...

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In legal actions to determine the paternity of a child conceived out of wedlock or to legitimate the parental relationship of such a child’s biological father, Georgia law expressly permits a court to award child support to the custodial parent upon a determination of paternity or entry of an order...

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When a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or other professional service provider divorces, that spouse’s ownership interest in the practice usually must be valued for purposes of equitable division of marital assets or to determine the appreciation in value of a premarital business during the marriage. Val...

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Part I of this article addressed the rules for perfecting service of process in Georgia divorce and alimony actions. Yet, not all methods of service are created equal, in terms of the relief which they enable. Even when a divorcing spouse technically perfects service on a defendant, the method of s...

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