Keon Family Law

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“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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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 u...

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Alimony is alive and well, but the advents of the working woman and women’s liberation have frequently eroded its award in court. This has made representation of the middle-aged homemaker displaced from a long-term marriage a problematic area for the divorce practitioner. T...

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