Keon Family Law

Under certain circumstances, Georgia law has permitted courts or juries to utilize a party’s earning capacity rather than gross income to determine the amounts of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees to award in divorce actions and other domestic cases.(1) One factor considered when analyzing...

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In a typical marriage, spouses talk to each other. They share intimate details of their lives, reveal their strengths and weaknesss, and discuss their deeds – both good and bad. When a marriage fails, the couple’s previously-disclosed flaws and unsavory acts often prove relevant to determinations in...

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When a doctor, lawyer, accountant, or other professional service provider divorces, that spouse’s ownership interest in the practice usually must be valued for purposes of equitable division of marital assets or to determine the appreciation in value of a premarital business during the marriage. Val...

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Part I of this article addressed the rules for perfecting service of process in Georgia divorce and alimony actions. Yet, not all methods of service are created equal, in terms of the relief which they enable. Even when a divorcing spouse technically perfects service on a defendant, the method of s...

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In a divorce and alimony action, like most legal proceedings, a court cannot award all forms of relief unless the plaintiff has properly served the defendant with a summons and complaint or the defendant has waived service of process. Georgia law recognizes multiple methods to serve process or to co...

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