Keon Family Law

Georgia law establishes a presumption of a gift when one spouse transfers legal title to real or personal property to the other spouse or to the marital unit. In other words, property acquired by one spouse prior to marriage (or through gift or inheritance from third-parties during the marriage), wh...

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When marriages dissolve, courts can divide the spouses’ jointly owned real estate as part of the divorce proceedings. In contrast, when unmarried couples owning real estate together split up, the division of their co-owned property is not so simple. This article explores the procedural avenues avail...

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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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