Keon Family Law

Our prior articles discussed the relevance and proof of adultery vis-à-vis asserting grounds for divorce and obtaining permanent and temporary alimony. Yet not every failed marriage suffering from adultery results in a divorce complaint asserting the ground of adultery or in a claim for alimony...

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At the time of our prior article on Georgia’s Equitable Caregiver Act (the “ECA”), little if any caselaw had yet addressed its provisions. The ensuing two years, however, have seen several appellate decisions interpret the ECA. It consequently seems appropriate to revisit that statute and discuss...

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In litigation involving domestic relations, Georgia judges often invite the parties’ attorneys to submit proposed forms of order, including final orders containing detailed findings of fact and conclusions of law. Instructions regarding a court’s intended ruling at times accompany those invitations....

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The legal authority for a parent to seek modification of a prior child custody award upon a showing of changed circumstances affecting a child since the last award raises a disturbing possibility of custody litigation throughout a child’s minority. Naturally, the stress and expense of multiple custo...

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Parents and judges often prove reluctant to use testimony from children in divorce and other actions involving custody determinations, even though children frequently possess critical knowledge of parental behavior material to those determinations. Without a child’s testimony, hearsay rules limit a...

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