Keon Family Law

With limited exceptions, and upon satisfaction of certain conditions, an appeal of a final judgment awarding alimony, child support, or other monetary relief in Georgia generally stays the defendant’s payment obligations while the appeal remains pending.(1) Affirmance of the final award on appeal or...

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At some point after divorce, former spouses often look for someone new to love. Those new relationships, while emotionally rewarding, may come at a price. Specifically, when a former spouse receiving alimony under a divorce decree cohabitates with another person in a relationship resembling marriage...

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Not all domestic matters in Georgia can be tried by a jury. Most significantly, for instance, only a judge can try child custody issues.(1) In divorce actions, however, a jury determines whether specific items constitute marital property, or nonmarital property of a spouse.(2) The jury also equitabl...

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Before entering a final judgment granting or denying alimony, a Georgia trial court must hear evidence of the factual cause of the parties’ separation, and must consider evidence of the conduct of each party toward the other.(1) If it is established by a preponderance of the evidence that adultery o...

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The general rule in Georgia holds that parties to legal proceedings must pay their own attorney’s fees and litigation expenses, absent a contract or statute providing otherwise.(1) In various domestic actions, however, Georgia statutes explicitly authorize awards of legal fees and expenses. This art...

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