Keon Family Law

Long-established law in Georgia had provided that no final decree of divorce or other judgment in a civil action became effective until reduced to writing, signed by the judge, and filed with the clerk.(1) Some years ago though, this State added an administrative requirement to the mix: namely, an o...

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You’ve just suffered defeat in an action to modify child custody. You believe that the judge was biased, ignored your evidence, and issued a fundamentally unfair order changing primary custody of a child. Naturally, you hope that an appellate court will reverse the miscarriage of justice. But succes...

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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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