Keon Family Law

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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Introduction

“Strategy” may not be the first word that comes to mind when contemplating an award of permanent periodic alimony for one’s client. After all, the statutory factors governing a spouse’s entitlement to alimony seem clearly defined. A practitioner would be excused in believing that th...

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In a recent landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia held that even where no marital contribution is made to the separate property that is received by a spouse through gift, inheritance, bequest or devise, it can be converted to marital property when the recipient spouse transfers full, parti...

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It is error for a trial court to rely on evidence from the temporary hearing in making its final custody determination absent express notice to the parties. Pace v. Pace, 287 Ga. 899 (2010); Vaughn v. Davis, S11A1950, decided January 9, 2012.

In the Vaughn case, the Supreme Court reversed the tria...

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Divorce is expensive for the rich who do not have prenuptials. It reportedly cost Revlon billionaire Ronald Perelman $8 million when he divorced his first wife in 1983. Second wife, gossip columnist Claudia Cohen, went away for $80 million in 1984. Perelman vowed never to mar...

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