Keon Family Law

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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Divorcing clients often ask if they or their spouses can use joint checking or savings to pay attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses. In Georgia, those funds, as well as all other moneys accumulated by either party during the course of the marriage, whether held in joint accounts or individual acco...

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This is one of the most important decisions you will make once you have decided you want a divorce. There are Do’s and Don’ts in the selection process.

DO'S:

1) DO consider the referral source. Attorneys are good barometers of their colleague’s abilities and experience. Former clients who ha...

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Absent an agreement or a specific statutory entitlement, all litigants, win or lose, must pay their own attorneys’ fees. The Georgia legislature, in the area of domestic relations, enacted two statutory entitlements to (a) ensure that both parties have the ability to obtain effective legal represent...

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