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With the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) changing so much of our daily lives, we want to assure you that Barbara Keon, LLC, is fully prepared to continue our operations. Although our primary concern is for the health and safety of our commun...

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A basic rule in Georgia states that a trial court cannot modify the terms of a prior divorce decree in a contempt proceeding.(1) The court can, however, interpret or clarify a divorce decree in the course of resolving contempt issues placed before it.(2) But what constitutes mere clarification of a...

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In prior articles, we explored the pros and cons of jury trials in divorce and other domestic actions, as well as the availability of contempt remedies for violation of divorce decrees. This article will address the extent to which a party can demand a trial by jury when defending an action for...

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In Georgia, court judgments do not necessarily last forever. Statutory rules of dormancy in essence prevent the enforcement of a judgment to which no attempt at collection has occurred in the prior seven years. But do those dormancy rules apply to awards for equitable division, alimony, child suppor...

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