Keon Family Law

Trusts are established for estate planning and asset protection. In several recent cases counsel has handled, however, they appear to have been used primarily as vehicles to shelter marital assets from equitable division in divorce.

In a recent trial, a Husband placed $3.3 million of marital asset...

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Absent an agreement or a specific statutory entitlement, all litigants, win or lose, must pay their own attorneys’ fees. The Georgia legislature, in the area of domestic relations, enacted two statutory entitlements to (a) ensure that both parties have the ability to obtain effective legal represe...

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Grandparents do have the right to seek Court ordered visitation, but only when the parents are involved in court proceedings such as divorce, termination of parental rights, or adoption by a blood relative or stepparent. Kunz v. Bailey, S11G0867, decided January 13, 2012.

In Kunz, there was an ad...

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Introduction

“Strategy” may not be the first word that comes to mind when contemplating an award of permanent periodic alimony for one’s client. After all, the statutory factors governing a spouse’s entitlement to alimony seem clearly defined. A practitioner would be excused in believing...

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In a recent Georgia Supreme Court decision, the Court held that where the trial court dismisses your complaint for downward modification of child support because you have not complied with discovery, you have to wait two years to refile. Specifically, the Supreme Court held that it was error to allo...

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