Keon Family Law

A 2006 Associated Press Profanity Study found that 79% of surveyed adults either regularly or occasionally used swear words in conversations, including 64% who specifically employed the “F” word.(1) Undoubtedly, many of those surveyed were parents. Like everyone else, certain parents utilize profani...

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Georgia law permits the filing of actions to modify a former spouse’s alimony obligations under two circumstances: a change in the income and financial status of either former spouse; or the voluntary cohabitation of the alimony recipient with a third party in a meretricious relationship.(1) In proc...

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A basic rule in Georgia states that a trial court cannot modify the terms of a prior divorce decree in a contempt proceeding.(1) The court can, however, interpret or clarify a divorce decree in the course of resolving contempt issues placed before it.(2) But what constitutes mere clarification of a...

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A prior article explored the enforceability of oral settlement agreements reached by attorneys outside their clients’ presence. One of the requirements for enforcement concerned the attorneys’ vested authority to enter into the settlement agreement.(1) But what happens when a party has not in fact...

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Georgia law generally holds that a child support judgment is enforceable until modified, vacated, or set aside. Consequently, a basic rule provides that a child support judgment cannot be modified retroactively; it may be modified on a prospective basis only.(1) This article explores limited equitab...

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