Keon Family Law

The fleeting nature of human life at times results in the death of a parent/spouse during the pendency of litigation involving domestic matters, including actions for divorce, alimony, child custody, and child support. What happens to those cases when a party dies? Can another person take the deceas...

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A prior article addressing the use and implications of written requests for admission (“RFA”) in Georgia divorce proceedings discussed the conclusive admission of requested matters unless a court, on motion, permits withdrawal or amendment of the admission. This article explores the standards gove...

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Certain characteristics of the law governing divorce actions and requests for admission make the latter an effective discovery tool in many of the former. This article discusses the use and implications of written requests for admission (“RFA”) in Georgia divorce proceedings.

At their root, RFAs e...

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Similarly to its provisions for modification of alimony (discussed in a prior article), Georgia law permits a parent to petition for modification of child support when “there is a substantial change in either parent’s income and financial status or the needs of the child.”(1) Governing law likewis...

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Georgia law permits a court to modify a judgment providing permanent alimony for the support of a spouse “upon petition filed by either former spouse showing a change in the income and financial status of either former spouse.”(1) In modification actions, the law further authorizes a court, upon mot...

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