Thompson v. Thompson, S10F1231
*All courts mentioned are at the state level.
- In this case, the Supreme Court ‘disapproves’ its 2007 decision in Grissom v. Grissom, 282 Ga. 267, which it said caused confusion. The Court now reinstates Coley v. Coley, 128 Ga. 654 (1907), holding that one who has accepted benefits such as spousal support or equitable division under a divorce decree is stopped from seeking to set aside that decree without first returning the benefits.
- However, a former spouse may still collect an award of child support while repudiating the final judgment, since the benefits belong to the child.