Keon Family Law

Although less frequently relied upon as grounds for divorce nowadays, adultery and acts of cruel treatment by a spouse continue to play prominent roles in divorce proceedings. Nonetheless, one spouse’s condonation of the other’s adulterous acts or cruel behavior can significantly impact a right to d...

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A prior article explored the use of imputed income for determinations of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees in Georgia divorce actions. As that article discussed, Georgia law has permitted utilization of a party’s earning capacity, rather than gross income, to determine the amounts of chi...

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In family litigation, attorneys have been known to make written or oral assertions that an opposing spouse or parent committed criminal acts such as physical/sexual abuse or illegal drug usage. The accused person sometimes labels those assertions false and defamatory. In some instances, defamation l...

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Children born out of wedlock often take their mothers’ maiden names as their surnames at birth. When biological fathers subsequently seek to legitimate their parent-child relationships, some of them pursue a change of name from the mother’s name to their own. This article explores the procedures and...

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A prior article summarized the principal avenues available to grandparents in Georgia for seeking custodial or visitation rights to a minor child. In this follow up, we address the burdens of proof and evidence needed for a grandparent to obtain custody of a minor child or rights of visitation from...

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