Keon Family Law

A prior article addressing the use and implications of written requests for admission (“RFA”) in Georgia divorce proceedings discussed the conclusive admission of requested matters unless a court, on motion, permits withdrawal or amendment of the admission. This article explores the standards gove...

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Certain characteristics of the law governing divorce actions and requests for admission make the latter an effective discovery tool in many of the former. This article discusses the use and implications of written requests for admission (“RFA”) in Georgia divorce proceedings.

At their root, RFAs e...

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Georgia law permits a court to modify a judgment providing permanent alimony for the support of a spouse “upon petition filed by either former spouse showing a change in the income and financial status of either former spouse.”(1) In modification actions, the law further authorizes a court, upon mot...

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Two Georgia statutes address a party’s right to request issuance of specific findings of fact and conclusions of law supporting court rulings in domestic actions. One generally provides that “[i]n ruling on interlocutory injunctions and in all nonjury trials in courts of record, the court shall upon...

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A recent opinion of the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a cautionary tale to spouses who enter into settlement agreements in their divorce cases. This article discusses that appellate decision and the critical lesson in draftsmanship it imparts.

In Messick v. Messick, A21A0600 (Ga. Ct. App., May 1...

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