• Borotkanics v. Humphrey

    Publication Date: 2018-04-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brad Macdonald (Hill/Macdonald, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rhonda Kreuziger (The Kreuziger Law Firm, PC.), Fayetteville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1537

    Trial Court Impermissibly Modified Divorce Decree By Ordering Party to Sell Property

  • Wilson v. Perkins

    Publication Date: 2018-04-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Daughdrill (Roberts & Daughdrill, PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ryan Proctor (Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor), Marietta; Christopher Hobson (Smith, Schnatmeier, Dettmering, Collins, Reeves, Hobson & Hobson, LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1520

    Evidence of Parent's Earlier Nolo Contendere Plea Not Admissible in Child Custody Modification Hearing

  • Johnson v. Hauck

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sherry Campbell (Attorney at Law), Warner Robins, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Bradley (Attorney at Law), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1805

    Adoption Petition Failed to Apprise Biological Mother of Factual Allegations

  • In the Interest of K. M., a child.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-09
    Practice Area: Evidence | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Ashmore (The Law Office of Lee S. Ashmore), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ashe (Attorney at Law), Woodbine, for appellee. Miles Hendrix (Attorney at Law), Kingsland, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1747

    Juvenile Court Should Have Applied Clear and Convincing Standard in Determining Whether to Terminate Guardianship of Minor With Non-Parents

  • Gallemore v. White

    Publication Date: 2018-04-05
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Odis William Williams II (The Law Offices of Odis Williams, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sabrina A. Parker (The Parker Law Firm), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1464

    Appellant failed to demonstrate on appeal that the trial court erred in entering a contempt order against him in a child support dispute, as he failed to attach the transcript of the hearing below, so the Court affirmed that order but vacated the award of attorney fees to appellee and remanded for further proceedings, as the trial court's order did not contain findings of fact necessary to support the award.

  • Edler v. Hedden

    Publication Date: 2018-04-02
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Edler, Loganville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lynwood Maddox (Maddox & Maddox, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1547

    Child of Divorced Parents Cannot Request to Change Parental Custody Until Two Years Have Passed Following Previous Request

  • In The Interest Of K. G., A Child.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-27
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rosalind Watkins (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Talia Nurse, Christy Draper (Attorney at Law), Douglasville; Timothy MacMillan (Attorney at Law), Carrollton, for appellee. Deidre Ricks (The Ricks Law Firm LLC), Douglasville; Thinel Bishop (The Bishop Law Group), Villa Rica, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1519

    There was clear and convincing evidence supporting the juvenile court's finding that the appointment of a permanent guardian was in the child's best interests.

  • Cahill v. United States

    Publication Date: 2018-03-21
    Practice Area: Contracts | Family Law | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frank G. Podesta (FGP Law, LLC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lori Marie Beranek, Lisa Dolores Cooper, John A. Horn (United States Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Robert J. Branman (Department of Justice, Tax Division), Joan I. Oppenheimer (Tax Division Department of Justice), Washington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17Q1559

    Answering a question from the district court, the Court concluded that parties' divorce decree severed the joint tenancy with right of survivorship created by a quitclaim deed executed during their marriage.

  • In The Interest Of K. D., et al., Children (Father).

    Publication Date: 2018-03-01
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bryan Villarreal (Attorney at Law), Cedartown, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Penny Hannah (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Debbie Schindler (SAAG), Newnan, for appellee. Vickey Atkins (Attorney at Law), Rockmart; Robert Brooks (District Attorney), Cedartown, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1551

    The Court reversed the juvenile court's finding of dependency as to the father, because there was no evidence that any of the children saw or heard the violent exchange between their mother and father and thus no evidence establishing an act of abuse on the part of the father sufficient to warrant a finding of dependency.

  • In The Interest Of J. N., A Child.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron O'Brien (Thompson O'Brien), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tara-Anne Canada (Guardian Ad Litem/Attorney), Lawrenceville; Deana Spencer (Spencer Law, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee. Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Penny Hannah (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Debra Hale (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville; Kristin Jahn (Special Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0256

    The trial court erred in granting a child's Guardian Ad Litem a blanket protective order over the GAL's entire file in a dependency action without considering the contents of the file.