Jarvis v. Jarvis: The court can consider financial circumstances for awarding attorneys’ fees and a party’s receipt of financial support from the mother.
By Sarah McCormack, family lawyer
A trial court can properly consider a party’s receipt of financial support from his mother when determining the parties’ respective financial circumstances for the purpose of awarding attorneys’ fees pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. 19-6-2.
Sarah McCormack grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, before receiving her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and her law degree at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has participated in two Georgia appellate decisions: Kean v. Marshall, 294 Ga. App. 459 (2008), and RTS Landfill, Inc. v. Appalachian Waste Systems, LLC, 267 Ga. App. 56 (2004). Ms. McCormack shares her household with her husband, Kevin McCormack, a Senior Web Producer for Turner Sports, her son, Dylan, and her daughter, Lark. She is with the firm of Kessler & Solomiany LLP, in Georgia.