Keon Family Law

When spouses who obtained compensation for personal injuries suffered by either or both of them subsequently divorce, they often dispute whether their compensation constitutes marital property subject to equitable division or rather the separate property of the recipient spouse. This article explore...

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A recent article showcased a raging, high-profile Houston divorce involving an 80-year-old multi-billionaire (who co-founded the high-frequency trading firm Quantlab Financial) and his 66-year-old Wife of 31 years. Husband left Wife for his 20-something Russian mistress. He is accused of having funn...

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When a spouse receives disability insurance, worker’s compensation, or a monetary award for a personal injury suffered during the marriage, the classification of those payments in a subsequent divorce proceeding can be tricky. A trier of fact will have to determine whether a payment for the spouse’s...

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Question: Do unvested stock options and deferred compensation constitute marital assets that are subject to equitable division on divorce?

Answer and Discussion: As to deferred compensation, definitely. As to unvested stock options, the answer seems a bit less clear. Under Georgia law, insofar a...

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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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