Keon Family Law

In a divorce and alimony action, like most legal proceedings, a court cannot award all forms of relief unless the plaintiff has properly served the defendant with a summons and complaint or the defendant has waived service of process. Georgia law recognizes multiple methods to serve process or to co...

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Emails, text messages, digital photos, video and audio recordings, and other digital files typically bear relevance in divorce cases, child custody actions, and other domestic proceedings. The metadata of those electronic files can prove useful as well, even if suspect at times. This article explore...

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Long-established law in Georgia had provided that no final decree of divorce or other judgment in a civil action became effective until reduced to writing, signed by the judge, and filed with the clerk.(1) Some years ago though, this State added an administrative requirement to the mix: namely, an o...

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Georgia law allows specific deviations, to be subtracted from or added to the presumptive amount of child support to be paid by a noncustodial parent, for high income, low income, other health related insurance, life insurance, child and dependent care tax credit, travel expenses, alimony, mortg...

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Our continuing series addresses deviations allowed by Georgia law from the presumptive amount of child support to be paid by a noncustodial parent. Following discussions of parenting time deviations, high income deviations, and low income deviations, this latest article focuses on “extraordina...

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