Keon Family Law

When spouses divorce, a judge or jury divides all of their marital assets and liabilities between them. This article explores the basic components of equitable division and the manner in which it is effectuated.

Marital assets consist of all real and personal property acquired as a direct result o...

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In Georgia, statutory guidelines establish a minimum basis for determining the amount of child support and act as a rebuttable presumption in all legal proceedings involving the child support responsibility of a parent.(1) Determination of the amount of child support begins with the calculation of e...

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In this last of a series of articles, we explore the legal authority for and scope of “mental examinations” sometimes utilized by Georgia judges to aid their determinations in child custody proceedings. Prior articles in this series discussed the “psychological custody evaluations” and “parental ...

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To aid their determinations in child custody proceedings, Georgia courts at times utilize assessments of parents or their children by mental health professionals. Those assessments are denominated either as “psychological custody evaluations,” “parental fitness evaluations,” or “mental examinations....

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With the principal exception of child custody determinations, most domestic issues can be tried by a jury in Georgia. The underpinning right to a trial by jury varies by issue though, as do the requisites for claiming that right. This article explores those factors in the context of different domest...

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