• Andriola v. Mounts

    Publication Date: 2020-05-21
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacqueline Fortier, (Garnett Harrison, P.C.), Kingsland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark McManus, (McManus SE GA Law), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0726

    Trial Court Erred in Awarding Attorney Fees Incurred in Defending Contempt Action Without Specifying Statutory Basis or Stating Factual Findings

  • Kasper et al. v. Judy Martin et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holle Weiss-Friedman, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Beverly Cohen, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, Frances Dyal, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Penny Hannah, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, John Rivers, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Denise Esserman, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, Melissa Cruthirds, (Compass Law Group, LLC), ST Simons Island, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0244

    Court rules that superior court erred in dismissing child custody action for lack of jurisdiction

  • Carruthers v. Chan

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Hawbaker, (Law Office of Donald F. Hawbaker), Griffin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Goldberg, (Attorney at Law), Williamson, Daniel Campen, (Robert M. Goldberg & Associates, P.C.), Peachtree City, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0167

    Court reverses award of attorney's fees against an individual that was not served or made a party to a petition for domestication, but affirms the order granting that petition.

  • Samnick v. Goodman

    Publication Date: 2020-05-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Miles Rich, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amy Waggoner, (Waggoner Hastings, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0562

    Trial Court Did Not Abuse its Discretion in Finding That Attorney's Prior Representation of Wife in Divorce Proceedings Disqualified Him From Representing Husband

  • In the Interest of J. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Kunz, (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christy Draper, (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, for appellee. Jana Evans, (Attorney at Law), Dallas, for other party

    Case Number: A20A0078

    Juvenile Court's Modification Order of Visitation Rights and Child Support Must Be Reversed Since Mother Was Not Advised of Her Right to Counsel

  • Patricia Duffy v. Stephen Sanders

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Orion Webb, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), Stockbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Allen Bodiford, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0383

    Wife's Failure to File a Discretionary Application in Divorce Action Deprives the Appeals Court of Jurisdiction Over Appeal

  • Johnson v. Collins

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nancy Jordan, (Kessler & Solomiany), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Sirianni, (Brownstone Associates, P.A.), Winter Park, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2277

    Court Improperly Held That Entire Child Support Award Could Be Revived Instead of Only the Payments That Became Due Within 10 Years of Wife's Revival Petition

  • Schuman v. Georgia Department of Human Services

    Publication Date: 2020-05-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James McIlvaine, (Williams Litigation Group, P.C.), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta Jennifer Mock, (The Mock Law Firm, LLC), Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Elizabeth Penland, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1924

    Court reverses dismissal of petition seeking review of including a petitioner's name on a child abuse registry

  • Razi v. Burns

    Publication Date: 2020-05-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Freeman, (Johnson & Freeman, LLC), Union City, Janise Miller, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shalonda Burns, Fontana, for appellee. Sally Fox, (Fox Legal, LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1936

    Court affirms order dismissing father's jurisdictional challenge to Georgia court's authority to modify an out-of-state child custody order.

  • Brock v. Brown

    Publication Date: 2020-04-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cindy Freeman, (Cindy Franklin Freeman, Attorney at Law, P.C.), Clarkesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Deborah Whitlock, (Attorney at Law), Toccoa, for appellee. Matthew Skilling, (Sanders, Ranck & Skilling, P.C.), Toccoa, Gina Brown, Toccoa, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2083

    Court affirms dismissal of guardianship petition from petitioner that had no statutory standing to file.