Keon Family Law

In a recent landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that even where no marital contribution is made to the separate property that is received by a spouse through gift, inheritance, bequest or devise, it can be converted to marital property when the recipient spouse transfers full, parti...

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A periodic alimony obligation cannot be retroactively modified. Branham v. Branham, S11A1896, decided January 9, 2012.

Here, the trial court denied the Husband’s petition to modify future alimony payments under the live-in lover statute, but then reduced the Husband’s obligation to zero for unpai...

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It is error for a trial court to rely on evidence from the temporary hearing in making its final custody determination absent express notice to the parties. Pace v. Pace, 287 Ga. 899 (2010); Vaughn v. Davis, S11A1950, decided January 9, 2012.

In the Vaughn case, the Supreme Court reversed the tria...

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Douglas and Holly Jacobs thought a romantic hot-air balloon ride would be the perfect ending to their Napa Valley vacation. The Duluth couple was in California for a three-day trip that Douglas won for his performance as a dental supply salesman. It was Mother’s Day, 1999. Th...

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Divorce is expensive for the rich who do not have prenuptials. It reportedly cost Revlon billionaire Ronald Perelman $8 million when he divorced his first wife in 1983. Second wife, gossip columnist Claudia Cohen, went away for $80 million in 1984. Perelman vowed never to mar...

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