Keon Family Law

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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In Georgia domestic actions, as with all legal areas, spouses and parents at times seek to assert claims or defenses which existing authorities do not expressly support or which contravene settled law. The party asserting those novel claims or defenses typically expects to lose at the trial court le...

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A prior article discussed the use of temporary attorney fee awards in divorce and alimony actions as a safe, though uncertain, means to secure sums needed to pay for legal services. Where an opposing spouse will not consent to the use of the parties’ liquid assets to pay attorneys’ fees, the filin...

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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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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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