Keon Family Law

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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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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