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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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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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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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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