Keon Family Law

A prior article addressed the principles governing whether the appreciation in value of business interests, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and similar investment holdings, brought into a marriage by a spouse constitute marital property subject to equitable division on divorce, or a spouse’s separate...

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Before entering a final judgment granting or denying alimony, a Georgia trial court must hear evidence of the factual cause of the parties’ separation, and must consider evidence of the conduct of each party toward the other.(1) If it is established by a preponderance of the evidence that adultery o...

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The general rule in Georgia holds that parties to legal proceedings must pay their own attorney’s fees and litigation expenses, absent a contract or statute providing otherwise.(1) In various domestic actions, however, Georgia statutes explicitly authorize awards of legal fees and expenses. This art...

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The term “residency” is an oft-used word in the law and figures prominently in the areas of jurisdiction and venue, including in domestic cases. For example, to file for divorce in Georgia, the plaintiff must have been a “bona fide resident” of Georgia for six months before the filing of the petitio...

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All too often a former spouse will claim that his or her ex has violated the terms of their divorce decree. Whether the charge involves failure to pay alimony or child support, denial of custody or visitation rights, acts of parental alienation or harassment, or failure to comply with provisions for...

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