Keon Family Law

Under certain circumstances, Georgia law has permitted courts or juries to utilize a party’s earning capacity rather than gross income to determine the amounts of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees to award in divorce actions and other domestic cases.(1) One factor considered when analyzing...

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Part I of this article addressed the rules for perfecting service of process in Georgia divorce and alimony actions. Yet, not all methods of service are created equal, in terms of the relief which they enable. Even when a divorcing spouse technically perfects service on a defendant, the method of s...

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In a divorce and alimony action, like most legal proceedings, a court cannot award all forms of relief unless the plaintiff has properly served the defendant with a summons and complaint or the defendant has waived service of process. Georgia law recognizes multiple methods to serve process or to co...

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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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