Keon Family Law

Provisions of a final judgment and decree of divorce typically settle all issues regarding division of the spouses’ assets, child custody, child support, and alimony. Whether and to what extent either spouse can modify those provisions after entry of a final judgment are the most common questions ra...

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We are pleased to announce that Barbara Keon will be a co-instructor at an Oglethorpe University Community Course entitled "The Gray Divorce: Becoming Single Again After 50" For more details about the course, visit http://community.oglethorpe.edu/personal-development/gray-divorce-becoming-single-50/...

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Introduction

“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 that th...

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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 unpai...

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