Keon Family Law

At times, parents who did not obtain primary custody of their children in divorce actions or other custody proceedings face reluctance or refusal of their children to visit with them, contrary to the parenting time provisions of their custody orders. In some cases, the children’s negative attitudes...

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In Georgia divorce actions and other proceedings involving custody of minors, judges at times will interview children in chambers and then partly base their final custody decisions on the information obtained during those consultations. The parties or their counsel do not often witness those intervi...

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In Georgia child custody proceedings, statutory law expressly permits parents to reach agreements “respecting any and all issues concerning custody of the child.”(1) A judge presented with such an agreement must ratify it “unless the judge makes specific written factual findings as a part of the fin...

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This concluding article of a two-part series explores the types of misconduct deemed egregious enough to terminate a mother or father’s parental rights, as well as misbehaviors found insufficient to justify termination of parental rights in specific cases. Typically, conduct imperiling parental ri...

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Effective July 1, 2019, Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act (the “ECA”) has expanded the classes to whom courts may award custody of a child. The ECA, codified at Section 19-7-3.1 of the Official Code of Georgia, was enacted to bridge a long-recognized gap in our law, which prevented adults who had ra...

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