Keon Family Law

Georgia law provides two basic methods for appellate review of orders entered by trial courts: direct appeals as of right to an appropriate appellate court; and appeals requiring application to and approval by the appropriate appellate court. Interestingly, child custody orders entered in domestic r...

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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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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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Under certain circumstances, Georgia law has permitted courts or juries to utilize a party’s earning capacity rather than gross income to determine the amounts of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees to award in divorce actions and other domestic cases.(1) One factor considered when analyzing...

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