Keon Family Law

Not all domestic matters in Georgia can be tried by a jury. Most significantly, for instance, only a judge can try child custody issues.(1) In divorce actions, however, a jury determines whether specific items constitute marital property, or nonmarital property of a spouse.(2) The jury also equitabl...

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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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Personal property owned by either or both spouses often includes ownership interests in family or other closely held businesses, as well as investment portfolios comprised of stocks, mutual funds, and bonds. The extent to which such business interests and investment portfolios constitute marital pro...

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The incorporation of a property settlement agreement into a final decree of divorce does not always provide clarity and finality regarding the parties’ issues. Through oversight, lack of communication, or poor drafting, a settlement agreement’s provisions may not accurately or fully reflect the inte...

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When courts divvy up marital assets in a divorce, they often face issues regarding whether to classify real estate either as marital property or separate property. The issue becomes critical because a court’s final decree of divorce divides all marital assets between the parties in a manner that is...

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