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Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-1-1

(a) As used in this Code section, the term 'domestic relations action' shall include any action for divorce, alimony, equitable division of assets and liabilities, child custody, child ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-1-2 through 19-1-6

Reserved. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-1

(a) The domicile of every person who is of full age and is laboring under no disability is the place where the family of the person permanently resides, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-2

(a) If a person resides indifferently at two or more places in this state, the person shall have the privilege of electing which of such places shall be ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-3

The domicile of a married person shall not be presumed to be the domicile of that person´s spouse. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-4

(a) If a minor child´s parents are domiciled in the same county, the domicile of that child shall be that of the parents. If a minor child´s parents ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-5

Persons of full age who for any cause are placed under the power of a guardian have the same domicile as the guardian. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-2-6

(a) A person whose domicile for any reason is dependent upon that of another cannot effect a change of his own domicile. (b) A guardian ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-1

To constitute a valid marriage in this state there must be: (1) Parties able to contract; (2) An actual contract; and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-1.1

No common-law marriage shall be entered into in this state on or after January 1, 1997. Otherwise valid common-law marriages entered into prior to January 1, 1997, shall ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-2

To be able to contract marriage, a person must: (1) Be of sound mind; (2) Be at least 16 years of age. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-3

(a) Any person who marries a person to whom he knows he is related, either by blood or by marriage, as follows: (1) Father and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-3.1

(a) It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-4

To constitute an actual contract of marriage, the parties must consent thereto voluntarily without any fraud practiced upon either. Drunkenness at the time of marriage, brought about by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-5

(a) Marriages of persons unable to contract, unwilling to contract, or fraudulently induced to contract shall be void. However, the issue of such a marriage born before the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-6

Marriage is encouraged by the law. Every effort to restrain or discourage marriage by contract, condition, limitation, or otherwise shall be invalid and void, provided that prohibitions against ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-7

The policy of the law being opposed equally to restrictions on marriage and to marriages not the result of free choice, all contracts or bonds made to hinder ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-8

Interspousal tort immunity, as it existed immediately prior to July 1, 1983, shall continue to exist on and after July 1, 1983. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-9

The separate property of each spouse shall remain the separate property of that spouse, except as provided in Chapters 5 and 6 of this title and except as ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-10

A married person may make contracts with other persons; but, when a transaction between a husband and wife is attacked for fraud by the creditors of either, the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-30

(a) Marriage licenses shall be issued only by the judge of the probate court or his clerk at the county courthouse between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-30.1

(a) In applying for a marriage license, a man and woman who certify on the application for a marriage license that they have successfully completed a qualifying premarital ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-31

Notwithstanding any other law, in all counties having a population in excess of 400,000 according to the United States decennial census of 1990 or any future such census ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-32

If any judge of the probate court or clerk issues a marriage license in violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 19-3-30, the judge or clerk, as the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-33

(a) A marriage license shall be issued on written application therefor, made by the persons seeking the license, verified by oath of the applicants. The application shall state ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-33.1

(a) The form for application for marriage licenses shall be designed and printed in such a manner that applicants therefor shall designate the surnames which will be used ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-34

(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, the application for a marriage license shall be filed in the office of the judge of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-35

When both applicants for a marriage license are eligible to receive that license pursuant to the other provisions of this chapter and that license is otherwise authorized to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-35.1

(a) Any term used in this Code section and defined in Code Section 31-22-9.1 shall have the meaning provided for such term in Code Section 31-22-9.1. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-36

(a) The judge of the probate court to whom the application for a marriage license is made shall satisfy himself that the provisions set forth in Code Section ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-37

(a) Definitions. As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'Guardian' shall be held to include the same relationships between spouses as the relationships ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-38

The judge of the probate court shall be required, in all cases where parental consent is not required under Code Sections 19-3-2, 19-3-36, and 19-3-37, to notify the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-39

If any judge, city recorder, magistrate, minister, or other authorized person joins in marriage persons whose banns have been published, the person shall certify the fact to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-40

Reserved. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-41

(a) The Department of Human Resources shall prepare a marriage manual for distribution by the judge of the probate court or his clerk to all applicants for a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-42

A marriage which is valid in other respects and supposed by the parties to be valid shall not be affected by want of authority in the minister, judge, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-43

All marriages solemnized in another state by parties intending at the time to reside in this state shall have the same legal consequences and effect as if solemnized ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-44

(a) The judge of the probate court of each county shall return to the parties to a marriage the license and the return thereon after the same have ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-45

Any judge of the probate court who by himself or his clerk knowingly grants a license without the required consent or without proper precaution in inquiring into the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-46

Any judge, city recorder, magistrate, minister, or other person authorized to perform the marriage ceremony who joins in marriage any couple without a license or the publication of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-47

Any person who willfully furnishes false information in connection with the application and issuance of any marriage license, either in the application for the license, in furnishing proof ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-48

If any judge, city recorder, magistrate, minister, or other person authorized to perform the marriage ceremony joins together in matrimony any man and woman without a license or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-49

In addition to any compensation otherwise provided by law, any judge who performs a marriage ceremony at any time, except normal office hours, may receive and retain as ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-60

Marriage is a valuable consideration; and a spouse stands, as to property of the other spouse settled upon a spouse by marriage contract, as do other purchasers for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-61

The minority of either party to marriage articles, as defined in subsection (a) of Code Section 19-3-62, or to a marriage contract shall not invalidate it, so long ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-62

(a) As used in this article, the term 'marriage articles' means any antenuptial agreement between the parties to a marriage contemplating a future settlement upon one spouse. Marriage ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-63

Every marriage contract in writing, made in contemplation of marriage, shall be liberally construed to carry into effect the intention of the parties and no want of form ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-64

A spouse may voluntarily execute an agreement described in Code Section 19-3-62 or he may at any time during the marriage, either indirectly through trustees or directly to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-65

The judge of the superior court of the county of a spouse´s domicile may at any time, upon petition, exercise equitable powers in appointing, removing, or substituting trustees ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-66

Marriage contracts and postnuptial settlements shall be enforced at the instance of all persons in whose favor there are limitations of the estate. Marriage articles, as defined in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-67

(a) Every marriage contract and every voluntary settlement made by one spouse with the other, whether or not in execution of marriage articles, shall be recorded in the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-3-68

(a) If the trustee or the spouse having possession of a marriage contract or settlement fails or refuses to have the same recorded, the other spouse or any ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-4-1

Annulments of marriages declared void by law may be granted by the superior court, except that annulments may not be granted in instances where children are born or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-4-2

Parties who enter into a marriage which is declared void by law shall have the right to file: (1) A petition for annulment; or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-4-3

A petition for annulment may be filed by next friend for minors or persons of unsound mind. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-4-4

All matters of service, jurisdiction, procedure, residence, pleading, and practice for obtaining an annulment of marriage shall be the same as those provided by law for obtaining a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-4-5

A decree of annulment, when rendered, shall have the effect of a total divorce between the parties of a void marriage and shall return the parties thereto to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-1

(a) Total divorces may be granted in proper cases by the superior court. Unless an issuable defense is filed as provided by law and a jury trial is ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-2

No court shall grant a divorce to any person who has not been a bona fide resident of this state for six months before the filing of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-3

The following grounds shall be sufficient to authorize the granting of a total divorce: (1) Intermarriage by persons within the prohibited degrees of consanguinity or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-4

(a) No divorce shall be granted under the following circumstances: (1) The adultery, desertion, cruel treatment, or intoxication complained of was occasioned by the collusion ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-5

(a) The action for divorce shall be brought by written petition and process, the petition being verified by the petitioner. (b) The petition shall show: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-6

When a petition for divorce is filed, the respondent may recriminate in his answer and ask a divorce in his favor. If, at the trial, the court or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-7

After a petition for divorce has been filed, no transfer of property by either party, except a bona fide transfer in payment of preexisting debts, shall pass title ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-8

The same rules of pleading and practice applicable to ordinary civil actions shall apply to actions for divorce, alimony, and custody of minor children, except as otherwise specifically ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-9

A juror who has conscientious scruples as to the granting of divorces shall be incompetent to serve in divorce cases. At the request of either party, the court ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-10

(a) In divorce cases which are not defended by the responding party, the judge shall determine that the asserted grounds for divorce are legal and sustained by proof ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-11

The confessions of a party to acts of adultery or cruel treatment shall be received with great caution; if unsupported by corroborating circumstances and if made with a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-12

(a) A final judgment of divorce shall be prepared so as to conform to the pleadings and the evidence and may restore a maiden or prior name, if ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-13

The verdict of the jury disposing of the property in a divorce case shall be carried into effect by the court by entering such judgment or decree or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-14

New trials may be granted in actions for divorce as in other cases. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-15

A total divorce annuls a marriage from the time of the rendition of the decree, unless the divorce is granted for a cause rendering the marriage void originally, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-16

In all divorce actions, a party may pray in his pleadings for the restoration of a maiden or prior name. If a divorce is granted, the judgment or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-5-17

When a divorce is granted, the jury or the judge, as the case may be, shall determine the rights of the parties. No person shall be placed under ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-1

(a) Alimony is an allowance out of one party´s estate, made for the support of the other party when living separately. It is either temporary or permanent. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-2

(a) The grant of attorney´s fees as a part of the expenses of litigation, made at any time during the pendency of the litigation, whether the action is ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-3

(a) Whenever an action for divorce or for permanent alimony is pending, either party may apply at any time to the presiding judge of the court in which ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-4

(a) Permanent alimony may be granted in the following cases: (1) In cases of divorce; (2) In cases of voluntary separation; or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-5

(a) The finder of fact may grant permanent alimony to either party, either from the corpus of the estate or otherwise. The following shall be considered in determining ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-6

(a) When permanent alimony is granted, the party liable for alimony shall cease to be liable for any debt or contract of the former spouse of the liable ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-7

After permanent alimony is granted, upon the death of the party liable for the alimony the other party shall not be entitled to any further interest in the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-8

In cases of voluntary separation or in cases where one spouse, against the will of that spouse, is abandoned or driven off by the other spouse, a party ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-9

Absent the making of a voluntary contract or other agreement, as provided in Code Section 19-6-8, and on the application of a party, the court, exercising its equitable ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-10

When spouses are living separately or in a bona fide state of separation and there is no action for divorce pending, either party, on the party´s own behalf ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-11

A judgment of the superior court in a case brought under Code Section 19-6-10 shall be appealable on the same terms as are prescribed in divorce cases. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-12

The subsequent voluntary cohabitation of spouses, where there has been no total divorce between them, shall annul and set aside all provision made either by deed or decree ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-13

Until otherwise provided voluntarily or by decree or order of a court, each party shall be liable to third persons for the board and support and for all ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-14

Pending a final judgment in an action for divorce, the judge presiding may grant as alimony a sum sufficient for the support of the children of the parties. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-15

(a) The provisions of this Code section shall not apply with respect to any divorce case in which there are no minor children, except to the limited extent ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-16

Orders, decrees, or verdicts, permanent or temporary, in favor of the children may be enforced as those in favor of a party. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-17

(a) Whenever the custody of a minor child or children has been lawfully awarded by any court having jurisdiction thereof to: (1) Any person other ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-18

(a) The judgment of a court providing permanent alimony for the support of a wife or child or children, or both, rendered prior to July 1, 1977, shall ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-19

(a) The judgment of a court providing permanent alimony for the support of a spouse rendered on or after July 1, 1977, shall be subject to revision upon ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-20

In the trial on a petition authorized in subsection (a) of Code Section 19-6-19, the merits of whether a party, a child or children, or both, are entitled ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-21

A petition authorized in subsection (a) of Code Section 19-6-19 can be filed only where a party has been ordered by the final judgment in an alimony or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-22

Where a petition authorized by subsection (a) of Code Section 19-6-19 is filed by a party obligated to pay alimony, the court may require the party to pay ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-23

Code Section 19-6-18 or Code Sections 19-6-19 through 19-6-22, as applicable, shall be effective and shall apply to any judgment of a court providing permanent alimony for support, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-24

Code Section 19-6-18 or Code Sections 19-6-19 through 19-6-22, as applicable, shall apply to all judgments for permanent alimony for the support of a wife rendered prior to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-25

When any judgment for permanent alimony rendered prior to March 9, 1955, is revised, amended, altered, settled, satisfied, or released, the same shall not thereafter be subject to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-26

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'Child support order' means a judgment, decree, or order of a court or authorized administrative ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-27

(a) Whenever, in any foreign country or any other state of the United States, any person obtains a divorce from such person´s spouse, which spouse at the time ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-28

(a) In addition to other powers specified in this chapter, the court shall have the power to subject the respondent to such terms and conditions as the court ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-28.1

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'License' means a certificate, permit, registration, or any other authorization issued by the Department of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-29

(a) In any case before the court involving child support, the court may inquire into the availability of accident and sickness insurance coverage to any person obligated to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-30

(a) Any order of support of a child entered or modified on or after July 1, 1985, shall contain the following provision: 'Whenever, in violation ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-31

As used in Code Sections 19-6-32 and 19-6-33, the term: (1) 'Accruing on a daily basis' means the amount of support computed by conversion of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-32

(a)(1) Except as provided for in paragraph (1) of subsection (a.1) of this Code section, upon the entry of a judgment or order establishing, enforcing, or modifying a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-33

(a) The obligee or his or her agent shall serve an income deduction order and the notice to the payor, and in the case of a delinquency a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-33.1

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'Child support enforcement agency' means the Child Support Enforcement Agency of the Department of Human ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-34

(a) In any case before the court involving child support, the court may include in the order of support provision for life insurance on the life of either ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-35

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'Child support obligee' means an individual to whom the payment of a child support obligation ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-50

There is created the Georgia Child Support Commission for the purpose of studying and collecting information and data relating to awards of child support and to create and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-51

(a) The Georgia Child Support Commission shall be composed of 15 members. The Governor shall appoint all of the members as follows: (1) Three members ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-52

(a) The commission shall hold meetings at the call of the chairperson or as called by the Governor. Meetings shall be open to the public. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-6-53

(a) The commission shall have the following duties: (1) To study and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of Georgiás child support guidelines; ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-1

(a) Until he reaches the age of majority, the child shall remain under the control of his parents, who are entitled to his services and the proceeds of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-2

It is the joint and several duty of each parent to provide for the maintenance, protection, and education of his or her child until the child reaches the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-3

(a) As used in this Code section, the term 'grandparent' means the parent of a parent of a minor child, the parent of a minor child´s parent who ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-4

If a child is found under circumstances of destitution and suffering, abandonment, or exposure or if the child has been begging or if it is found that the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-5

(a) The purpose of this Code section is to provide for the protection of children whose health and welfare are adversely affected and further threatened by the conduct ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-6

(a) The purpose of this Code section is to provide for the protection of children whose health and welfare are adversely affected and further threatened by the unlawful ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-20

(a) All children born in wedlock or within the usual period of gestation thereafter are legitimate. (b) The legitimacy of a child born as described ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-21

All children born within wedlock or within the usual period of gestation thereafter who have been conceived by means of artificial insemination are irrebuttably presumed legitimate if both ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-22

(a) A father of a child born out of wedlock may render his relationship with the child legitimate by petitioning the superior court of the county of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-23

The term 'child born out of wedlock' means: (1) A child whose parents are not married when that child is born or who do not ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-24

It is the joint and several duty of each parent of a child born out of wedlock to provide for the maintenance, protection, and education of the child ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-25

Only the mother of a child born out of wedlock is entitled to his custody, unless the father legitimates him as provided in Code Section 19-7-22. Otherwise, the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-26

In an action brought by the mother of a child born out of wedlock in her own right or in her capacity as guardian, executor, or administrator for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-27

Upon the birth of a child to an unmarried woman in a public or private hospital, the hospital that provides perinatal services shall: (1) Provide ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-40

(a) The superior and state courts of the several counties shall have concurrent jurisdiction in all proceedings for the determination of paternity of children who are residents of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-41

In a proceeding under this article, the court, pursuant to Chapter 11 of Title 9, may order service upon a person outside the state upon a finding that ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-42

The action shall be brought in the county in which the alleged father resides, except that, if the alleged father is not a resident of this state, the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-43

(a) A petition to establish the paternity of a child may be brought by: (1) The child; (2) The mother of the child; ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-44

(a) The court may, in its discretion, appoint a guardian ad litem to represent a minor child who is the subject of a paternity petition. Payment of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-45

All orders requiring parties to submit to genetic tests shall be issued in conformance with Code Sections 19-7-43 and 19-7-46. In all cases such tests must be conducted ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-46

(a) The results of medical tests and comparisons ordered by the court, including the statistical likelihood of the alleged parent´s parentage, if available, unless a party to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-46.1

(a) The appearance of the name or social security account number of the father, entered with his written consent, on the certificate of birth or a certified copy ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-46.2

(a) Upon motion by a party to a paternity action, a temporary order shall be issued in accordance with the guidelines prescribed in Code Section 19-6-15 if there ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-47

(a) Any proceeding brought under this article is a civil action governed by the rules of civil procedure. The mother of the child and the alleged father are ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-48

The child must be a party to a settlement agreement with the alleged father. The court must approve any settlement agreement, dismissal, or termination of the action which ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-49

(a) On a finding that the alleged father is the father of the child, the court shall issue an order designating the alleged father as the father of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-50

The court may order reasonable fees of counsel, experts, and the child´s guardian ad litem and other costs of the action and pretrial proceedings, including blood and other ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-51

The decree or order may contain any other provisions concerning the duty to support the child by periodic or lump sum payments, visitation privileges with the child, or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-52

(a) The court may order that support payments be made to the mother or other interested party, the child support receiver, the prosecuting attorney, the probation officer, or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-53

Upon motion of any party, any hearing or trial held under this article may be held in closed court without the admittance of any person other than those ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-7-54

(a) In any action in which a male is required to pay child support as the father of a child, a motion to set aside a determination of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-1

For purposes of this chapter, the term: (1) 'Biological father' means the male who impregnated the biological mother resulting in the birth of the child. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-2

(a) The superior courts of the several counties shall have exclusive jurisdiction in all matters of adoption, except such jurisdiction as may be granted to the juvenile courts. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-3

(a) Any adult person may petition to adopt a child if the person: (1) Is at least 25 years of age or is married and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-4

(a) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a child who has any living parent or guardian may be adopted through the department or any child-placing agency only ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-5

(a) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter, a child who has any living parent or guardian may be adopted by a third party who is neither the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-6

(a) Except as otherwise authorized in this chapter: (1) A child whose legal father and legal mother are both living but are not still married ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-7

(a) Except as otherwise authorized in this Code section, a child who has any living parent or guardian may be adopted by a relative who is related by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-8

A child may be adopted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter based upon: (1) A decree which has been entered pursuant to due process of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-9

(a) In those cases where the legal mother of the child being placed for adoption has herself previously adopted such child, said adoptive mother shall execute, in lieu ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-10

(a) Surrender or termination of rights of a parent pursuant to subsection (a) of Code Section 19-8-4, 19-8-5, 19-8-6, or 19-8-7 shall not be required as a prerequisite ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-11

(a)(1) In those cases where the department or a child-placing agency has either obtained: (A) The voluntary written surrender of all parental rights from one ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-12

(a) The General Assembly finds that: (1) The state has a compelling interest in promptly providing stable and permanent homes for adoptive children, and in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-13

(a) The petition for adoption, duly verified, together with one conformed copy thereof, must be filed with the clerk of the superior court having jurisdiction and shall conform ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-14

(a) It is the policy of this state that, in the best interest of the child, uncontested adoption petitions should be heard as soon as possible but not ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-15

If the child sought to be adopted has no legal father or legal mother living, it shall be the privilege of any person related by blood to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-16

(a) Prior to the date set by the court for a hearing on the petition for adoption, it shall be the duty of a child-placing agency appointed by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-17

(a) The report and findings of the investigating agency shall include, among other things, the following: (1) Verification of allegations contained in the petition; ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-18

(a)(1) Upon the date appointed by the court for a hearing of the petition for adoption or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached for a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-19

(a) A decree of adoption, whether issued by a court of this state or by a court of any other jurisdiction, shall have the following effect as to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-20

(a) Upon the entry of the decree of adoption, the clerk of the court granting the same shall forward a copy of the decree, together with the original ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-21

(a) Adult persons may be adopted on giving written consent to the adoption. In such cases, adoption shall be by a petition duly verified and filed, together with ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-22

(a) A decree of a court terminating the relationship of parent and child or establishing the relationship of parent and child by adoption, issued pursuant to due process ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-23

(a) The original petition, all amendments and exhibits thereto, all motions, documents, affidavits, records, and testimony filed in connection therewith, and all decrees or orders of any kind ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-24

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, organization, corporation, hospital, or association of any kind whatsoever which has not been established as a child-placing agency by the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-25

(a) A written consent or surrender, executed on or before June 30, 1990, shall, for purposes of an adoption proceeding commenced on or after July 1, 1990, be ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-8-26

(a) The surrender of rights by a parent or guardian pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (e) of Code Section 19-8-4 shall conform substantially to the following form: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-1

(a)(1) In all cases in which a divorce is granted, the party not in default shall be entitled to the custody of the minor children of the marriage. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-2

Upon the death of either parent, the survivor is entitled to custody of the child; provided, however, that the court, upon petition, may exercise discretion as to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-3

(a)(1) In all cases in which the custody of any minor child or children is at issue between the parents, there shall be no prima-facie right to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-4

(a) On motion of either party in any action or proceeding involving determination of the award of child custody between parents of the child, when such motion contains ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-5

(a) In all proceedings under this article between parents, it shall be expressly permissible for the parents of a minor child to present to the court an agreement ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-6

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Joint custody' means joint legal custody, joint physical custody, or both joint legal custody and joint physical ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-7

(a) A court may award visitation by a parent who committed one or more acts involving family violence only if the court finds that adequate provision for the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-20

This article shall be known and may be cited as the 'Georgia Child Custody Intrastate Jurisdiction Act of 1978.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-21

(a) The general purposes of this article are to: (1) Avoid jurisdictional competition and conflict by courts within this state in matters of child custody, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-22

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Custody' includes visitation rights. (2) 'Legal custodian' means a person, including, but not limited ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-23

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Code section, after a court has determined who is to be the legal custodian of a child, any complaint seeking to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-24

(a) A physical custodian shall not be allowed to maintain against the legal custodian any action for divorce, alimony, child custody, change of alimony, change of child custody, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-40

This article may be cited as the 'Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-41

In this article: (1) 'Abandoned' means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. (2) 'Child' means an individual who ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-42

This article does not govern an adoption proceeding or a proceeding pertaining to the authorization of emergency medical care for a child. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-43

(a) A child custody proceeding that pertains to an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. Section 1901 et seq., is not subject ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-44

(a) A court of this state shall treat a foreign country as if it were a state of the United States for the purpose of applying this part ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-45

A child custody determination made by a court of this state that had jurisdiction under this article binds all persons who have been served in accordance with the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-46

If a question of existence or exercise of jurisdiction under this article is raised in a child custody proceeding, the question, upon request of a party, must be ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-47

(a) Notice required for the exercise of jurisdiction when a person is outside this state may be given in a manner prescribed by the law of this state ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-48

(a) A party to a child custody proceeding, including a modification proceeding, or a petitioner or respondent in a proceeding to enforce or register a child custody determination ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-49

(a) A court of this state may communicate with a court in another state concerning a proceeding arising under this article and concerning any proceeding or court order ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-50

(a) In addition to other procedures available to a party, a party to a child custody proceeding may offer testimony of witnesses who are located in another state, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-51

(a) A court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to: (1) Hold an evidentiary hearing; (2) Order a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-61

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-64, a court of this state has jurisdiction to make an initial child custody determination only if: (1) ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-62

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-64, a court of this state which has made a child custody determination consistent with Code Section 19-9-61 or 19-9-63 ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-63

Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-64, a court of this state may not modify a child custody determination made by a court of another state unless ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-64

(a) A court of this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction if the child is present in this state and the child has been abandoned or it is necessary ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-65

(a) Before a child custody determination is made under this article, notice and an opportunity to be heard in accordance with the standards of Code Section 19-9-47 must ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-66

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-64, a court of this state may not exercise its jurisdiction under this part if, at the time of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-67

(a) A court of this state which has jurisdiction under this article to make a child custody determination may decline to exercise its jurisdiction at any time if ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-68

(a) Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-64 or by any other law of this state, if a court of this state has jurisdiction under this article ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-69

(a) In a child custody proceeding, each party, in its first pleading or in an attached affidavit, shall give information, if reasonably ascertainable, under oath as to the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-70

(a) In a child custody proceeding in this state, the court may order a party to the proceeding who is in this state to appear before the court ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-81

As used in this part, the term: (1) 'Petitioner' means a person who seeks enforcement of an order for return of a child under the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-82

Under this part a court of this state may enforce an order for the return of the child made under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-83

(a) A court of this state shall recognize and enforce a child custody determination of a court of another state if the latter court exercised jurisdiction in substantial ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-84

(a) A court of this state which does not have jurisdiction to modify a child custody determination may issue a temporary order enforcing: (1) A ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-85

(a) A child custody determination issued by a court of another state may be registered in this state, with or without a simultaneous request for enforcement, by sending ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-86

(a) A court of this state may grant any relief normally available under the laws of this state to enforce a registered child custody determination made by a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-87

If a proceeding for enforcement under this part is commenced in a court of this state and the court determines that a proceeding to modify the determination is ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-88

(a) A petition under this part must be verified. Certified copies of all orders sought to be enforced and of any order confirming registration must be attached to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-89

Except as otherwise provided in Code Section 19-9-91, the petition and order must be served, by any method authorized by the laws of this state, upon respondent and ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-90

(a) Unless the court issues a temporary emergency order pursuant to Code Section 19-9-64, upon a finding that a petitioner is entitled to immediate physical custody of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-91

(a) Upon the filing of a petition seeking enforcement of a child custody determination, the petitioner may file a verified application for the issuance of a warrant to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-92

(a) The court shall award the prevailing party, including a state, necessary and reasonable expenses incurred by or on behalf of the party, including costs, communication expenses, attorney´s ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-93

A court of this state shall accord full faith and credit to an order issued by another state and consistent with this article which enforces a child custody ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-94

An appeal may be taken from a final order in a proceeding under this article in accordance with expedited appellate procedures in other civil cases. Unless the court ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-95

(a) In a case arising under this article or involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, the district attorney may take any lawful ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-96

At the request of a district attorney acting under Code Section 19-9-95, a law enforcement officer may take any lawful action reasonably necessary to locate a child or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-97

If the respondent is not the prevailing party, the court may assess against the respondent all direct expenses and costs incurred by the district attorney and law enforcement ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-101

In applying and construing this uniform Act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-102

A motion or other request for relief made in a child custody proceeding or to enforce a child custody determination which was commenced before July 1, 2001, is ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-103

This article shall not be construed to repeal, amend, or impair the provisions of Code Section 19-13-23. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-9-104

In the event of any conflict between this article and Article 2 of this chapter, the 'Georgia Child Custody Intrastate Jurisdiction Act of 1978,' this article shall apply. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-1

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the 'Safe Place for Newborns Act of 2002.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-2

As used in this chapter, the term 'medical facility' shall mean any licensed general or specialized hospital, institutional infirmary, health center operated by a county board of health, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-3

It is the express purpose and intent of the General Assembly in enacting this chapter to prevent injuries to and deaths of newborn children that are caused by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-5

The Department of Human Resources shall investigate and report to the General Assembly as to children left with a medical facility pursuant to Code Section 19-10A-4, including in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-6

A medical facility which accepts for inpatient admission a child left pursuant to Code Section 19-10A-4 shall be reimbursed by the Department of Human Resources for all reasonable ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-7

Medical facilities and their employees, agents, and staff members shall not be liable for civil damages or subject to criminal prosecution for failure to discharge the duties provided ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-10A-4

A mother shall not be prosecuted for the crimes of cruelty to a child, Code Section 16-5-70; contributing to the delinquency, unruliness, or deprivation of a child, Code ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-1

This article shall be known and may be cited as the 'Child Support Recovery Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-2

(a) The underlying purposes of this article are: (1) To provide that public assistance to needy children is a supplement to the contribution of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-3

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Court order for child support' means any order for child support issued by a court or administrative ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-4

In administering this article, the department shall be governed by Chapter 13 of Title 50, the 'Georgia Administrative Procedure Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-5

(a) The payment of public assistance to or on behalf of a child creates a debt due and owing the state by the parent or parents responsible for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-6

(a) By accepting public assistance for or on behalf of a child or children, including foster care maintenance payments made pursuant to Title IV-E of the federal Social ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-7

(a) Whenever any dependent minor child is receiving public assistance, the department may recover any sum of money due the dependent child. The action shall be brought in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-8

(a) Whenever the department receives an application for public assistance on behalf of a child and it appears that the child has been abandoned by one or both ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-9

(a) The department shall attempt to locate absent parents. (b) The department is to serve as a registry for the receipt of information which directly ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-9.1

(a) Any entity in this state including for profit, nonprofit, and governmental employers, upon the request of the department and its authorized contractors, shall provide the department with ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-9.2

(a) Employers doing business in the State of Georgia shall report to the Georgia state support registry managed by the Department of Human Resources: (1) The ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-9.3

(a) As used in this Code section, the term: (1) 'Agency' means the agency within the Department of Human Resources which is responsible for enforcing ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-10

(a) In cases in which a parent´s obligation to support has not already been established by a court order, the department may conduct investigations to determine whether a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-11

The department may examine any books, papers, or memoranda bearing upon the determination of the ability to support and for this purpose may, by means of subpoenas issued ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-12

(a) The IV-D agency shall determine the ability of the noncustodial parent to support his or her child or children in accordance with the guidelines prescribed in Code ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-13

Whenever the department receives an application for services under this article on behalf of a child born out of wedlock and the child´s mother identifies in writing the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-14

(a) Whenever a man has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction or an administrative tribunal as the father of a child born out of wedlock or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-15

(a) When the department has completed its investigation, has determined the ability of the absent parent to support his or her child or children in accordance with guidelines ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-15.1

The IV-D agency shall provide individuals who are applying for or receiving services under this article, or who are parties to cases in which services are being provided ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-16

The department may conduct periodic redeterminations and reinvestigations of the ability of the parent to furnish support. Any initial determination of the ability to support or any increase ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-17

Whenever a parent has been determined able to support his child pursuant to Code Section 19-11-15 or 19-11-16 but is unable to provide the support because of a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-18

(a) The IV-D agency, in accordance with Title IV, Part D of the federal Social Security Act, is authorized to institute collection procedures for all arrearages which have ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-19

(a) For purposes of this Code section, the term: (1) 'Disposable earnings' shall be construed to mean that part of the earnings of an individual ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-20

(a) A parent responsible for child support payments may make an assignment of a portion of his wages to the department in order to fulfill his obligations under ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-21

Payment of support pursuant to an administrative determination or a voluntary agreement shall be made to the department. In non-TANF cases, where the department deems it appropriate, it ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-22

The procedures, actions, and remedies provided in this article shall in no way be exclusive but shall be in addition to and not in substitution of other proceedings ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-23

(a) The district attorneys of this state shall be authorized to render such assistance to the department as the department may request and to file and prosecute, in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-24

Nothing in this article is intended to conflict with any federal law or to result in the loss of federal funds. The department may adopt regulations necessary to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-25

(a) In accordance with Section 466(a) of the federal Social Security Act, the department shall make available information regarding the amount of overdue support owed by an absent ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-26

(a) In all cases involving the assignment and collection of child support, or where medical assistance benefits are being provided, the department or court may determine, as a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-27

(a) Whenever a support obligor who is required to maintain accident and sickness insurance fails to provide such coverage as ordered, or allows such coverage to lapse, the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-28

(a) The signature of the obligee or an agent of the department shall constitute a valid authorization to any insurer to process benefits and to make payments to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-29

(a) Any person or entity providing access to accident and sickness insurance coverage on behalf of a support obligor in connection with the obligor´s employment or union shall ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30

(a) Information and records obtained by the department pursuant to any provision of this article or Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act shall be deemed to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.1

The department shall establish a computer based registry of account data obtained from financial institutions doing business in this state. Such registry shall include only identifying information for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.2

(a) As used in Code Section 19-11-30.1, this Code section, and Code Sections 19-11-30.3 through 19-11-30.11, the term: (1) 'Account' means a demand deposit account, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.3

The Department of Human Resources Bank Match Registry shall examine the data provided, make positive identification of cases submitted by the IV-D agency for child support enforcement purposes, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.4

No employee or agent of the state shall divulge any information collected pursuant to Code Sections 19-11-30.1 through 19-11-30.3 or Code Section 19-11-30.6 to any public or private ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.5

Any financial institution required to submit a report pursuant to Code Section 19-11-30.2 which fails without reasonable cause as determined by the department to comply with such reporting ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.6

The commissioner of human resources, in cooperation with the IV-D agency, shall establish a program of wage and bank information sharing with other states. The commissioner is authorized ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.7

Code Sections 19-11-30, 19-11-30.4, and 19-11-30.6 shall not be construed to prevent the release by the commissioner of human resources of such wage and bank information data for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.8

The commissioner of human resources shall file an annual report describing the status of the wage reporting and bank match systems. The report shall be filed with the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.9

As an exception to Code Section 7-1-360, a financial institution furnishing a report or providing information for the commissioner of human resources under Code Section 19-11-30.2 shall not ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.10

The IV-D agency shall have the authority to levy and seize a deposit or account in accordance with Code Section 19-11-32. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-30.11

A financial institution may charge an account levied on by the commissioner of human resources a fee, as determined by the commissioner, of not less than $20.00 nor ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-32

(a) Notwithstanding other statutory provisions which provide for the execution, attachment, or levy against accounts, the IV-D agency, including its authorized contractors, may utilize the process established in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-33

The IV-D agency may proceed under Code Section 19-11-32, this Code section, and Code Sections 19-11-34 through 19-11-38 only if notice has been provided to the obligor in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-34

(a) The IV-D agency may contact a financial institution to obtain verification of the account number, the names and social security numbers listed for the account, and the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-35

(a) If an obligor is subject to the provisions of Code Section 19-11-32, the IV-D agency may initiate an administrative action to levy against the account or accounts ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-36

The IV-D agency shall notify an obligor subject to an administrative levy, as well as any other party known to have an interest in the account, of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-37

(a) Challenges to the administrative levy for child support arrearage may be initiated only by an obligor or by an account holder of interest. Actions initiated by the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-38

(a) Upon receipt of a notice under Code Section 19-11-35, the financial institution shall do all of the following: (1) Immediately encumber funds in all ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-39

(a) The department shall create by contract, cooperative agreement, or otherwise a computerized central case registry for all support orders entered by any court or administrative tribunal of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-40

This article may be cited as the 'Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-40.1

No new petition may be filed, nor may any type of proceeding be initiated, under this article on or after January 1, 1998. It is the intent of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-41

The purposes of this article are to improve and extend by reciprocal legislation the enforcement of duties of support and to make uniform the law with respect thereto. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-42

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Certification' means certification in accordance with the laws of the certifying state. (2) 'Court' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-43

'Duty of support' includes any duty of support imposed or imposable by law or by any court order, decree, or judgment, whether interlocutory or final, and whether incidental ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-44

Where the Attorney General is satisfied that reciprocal provisions will be made by any province or territory of the Dominion of Canada, the Attorney General may declare the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-45

The remedies provided in this article are in addition to and not in substitution of any other remedies. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-46

Duties of support arising under the law of this state, when applicable under Code Section 19-11-49, bind the obligor, present in this state, regardless of the presence or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-47

A proceeding to compel support under this article may be maintained where both the obligee and the obligor are residents of or are domiciled or found in different ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-48

(a) The Governor of this state may: (1) Demand from the governor of any other state the surrender of any person found in the other ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-49

Duties of support applicable under this article are those imposed or imposable under the laws of any state in which the obligor was present during the period for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-50

(a) Except as otherwise specified in subsection (b) of this Code section, whenever the state or a political subdivision thereof furnishes support to an obligee, it has the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-51

All duties of support, including the duty to pay arrearages or reimbursement, are enforceable by petition irrespective of relationship between the obligor and obligee. Jurisdiction of all proceedings ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-52

The petition shall be verified and shall state the name and, so far as known to the petitioner, the address and circumstances of the respondent and the names ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-53

(a) The district attorney of each superior court shall be authorized to represent the petitioner in any proceeding under this article. Otherwise, at the option of the district ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-54

A petition on behalf of a minor obligee may be brought by a person having custody of the minor without appointment as guardian ad litem. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-55

(a) If a court of this state, acting as an initiating state, finds that the petition sets forth facts from which it may be determined that the respondent ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-56

A court of this state, whether the state is acting as an initiating or a responding state, may, in its discretion, direct that any part of or all ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-57

(a) When a court of this state, acting as an initiating state, has reason to believe that the respondent may flee the jurisdiction, it may request in its ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-58

The Department of Human Resources is designated as the state information agency under this article and it shall be its duty: (1) To compile a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-59

The fee of the district attorney arising under this article shall be paid by the commissioner of administrative services upon receipt of the order for the payment of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-60

When a court of this state, acting as a responding state, receives from the court of an initiating state the copies specified in Code Section 19-11-55, it shall: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-61

(a) If a court of this state, acting as a responding state, is unable to obtain jurisdiction of the respondent or his property, due to inaccuracies or inadequacies ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-62

In any proceeding under this article the court may order interrogatories or depositions to be taken within or outside the state pursuant to the provisions of law applicable ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-63

If the court of the responding state finds a duty of support, it may order the respondent to furnish support and to pay arrearages due under any existing ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-64

The court of this state, when acting as a responding state, shall cause to be transmitted to the court of the initiating state a copy of all orders ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-65

In addition to the other powers specified in this article, the court of this state, when acting as the responding state, has the power to subject the respondent ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-66

If the obligor asserts as a defense that he is not the father of the child for whom support is sought and it appears to the court that ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-67

A court of this state, when acting as a responding state, shall have the following duties, which may be carried out through the probation department of the court: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-68

A court of this state, when acting as an initiating state, shall have the duty, which may be carried out through the clerk of the court, to receive ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-69

Laws attaching a privilege against the disclosure of communications between husband and wife are inapplicable to proceedings under this article. Husband and wife are competent witnesses and may ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-70

In any hearing under this article, the court shall be bound by the same rules of evidence that bind the juvenile courts of this state. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-71

Any order of support issued by a court of this state when acting as a responding state shall not supersede any previous order of support issued in a ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-72

Participation in any proceedings under this article shall not confer upon any court jurisdiction of any of the parties thereto in any other proceeding. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-73

This article shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law of those states which enact it. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-74

At any time after the filing of a petition for support and before final hearing, the court may, on satisfactory affidavits or other proof, order a temporary allowance ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-75

Any respondent in an action brought under this article shall have the right of appeal as in civil actions. Any order for support made by the court shall ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-76

If the duty of support is based on a foreign support order, the obligee has the additional remedies provided in Code Sections 19-11-77 through 19-11-81. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-77

(a) The obligee may register the foreign support order in a court of this state in the manner, with the effect, and for the purposes provided in this ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-78

Code Section 19-11-53 shall apply equally when this state is acting either as a rendering or registering state. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-79

(a) An obligee seeking to register a foreign support order in a superior court of this state shall transmit to the district attorney: (1) Three ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-80

(a) At the hearing, the obligor may present only matters that would be available to him as defenses in an action to enforce a foreign money judgment. If ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-81

Upon registration, the registered foreign support order shall be treated in the same manner as a support order issued by a court of this state. It has the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-100

This article shall be known and may be cited as the 'Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-101

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Child' means an individual, whether over or under the age of majority, who is or is alleged ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-102

The superior courts, the Office of State Administrative Hearings, and the Department of Human Resources are the tribunals of Georgia for purposes of this article. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-103

Remedies provided by this article are cumulative and do not affect the availability of remedies under other law. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-110

In a proceeding to establish, enforce, or modify a support order or to determine parentage, a tribunal of this state may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-111

A tribunal of Georgia exercising personal jurisdiction over a nonresident under Code Section 19-11-110 may apply Code Section 19-11-135 to receive evidence from another state and Code Section ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-112

Under this article, a tribunal in Georgia may serve as an initiating tribunal to forward proceedings to another state and as a responding tribunal for proceedings initiated in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-113

(a) A tribunal in Georgia may exercise jurisdiction to establish a support order if the petition or comparable pleading is filed after a pleading is filed in another ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-114

(a) A tribunal in Georgia issuing a support order consistent with the law of Georgia has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over a child support order: (1) ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-115

(a) A tribunal in Georgia may serve as an initiating tribunal to request a tribunal of another state to enforce or modify a support order issued in that ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-116

(a) If a proceeding is brought under this article and only one tribunal has issued a child support order, the order of that tribunal controls and must be ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-117

In responding to multiple registrations or petitions for enforcement of two or more child support orders in effect at the same time with regard to the same obligor ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-118

Amounts collected and credited for a particular period pursuant to a support order issued by a tribunal of another state must be credited against the amounts accruing or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-120

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, this part applies to all proceedings under this article. (b) This article provides for the following proceedings: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-121

A minor parent, or a guardian or other legal representative of a minor parent, may maintain a proceeding on behalf of or for the benefit of the minor´s ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-122

Except as otherwise provided by this article, a responding tribunal of Georgia: (1) Shall apply the procedural and substantive law, including the rules on choice of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-123

(a) Upon the filing of a petition authorized by this article, an initiating tribunal of this state shall forward three copies of the petition and its accompanying documents: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-124

(a) When a responding tribunal of Georgia receives a petition or comparable pleading from an initiating tribunal or directly pursuant to subsection (c) of Code Section 19-11-120, it ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-125

If a petition or comparable pleading is received by an inappropriate tribunal of this state, it shall forward the pleading and accompanying documents to an appropriate tribunal in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-126

(a) A support enforcement agency of this state, upon request, shall provide services to a petitioner in a proceeding under this article. (b) A support ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-127

(a) The district attorney of each judicial circuit shall be authorized to represent the Department of Human Resources in any proceeding under this article; otherwise, at the option ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-128

An individual may employ private counsel to represent the individual in proceedings authorized by this article. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-129

(a) The Department of Human Resources is the state information agency under this article. (b) The state information agency shall: (1) Compile ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-130

(a) A petitioner seeking to establish or modify a support order or to determine parentage in a proceeding under this article must verify the petition. Unless otherwise ordered ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-131

Upon a finding, which may be made ex parte, that the health, safety, or liberty of a party or child would be unreasonably put at risk by the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-132

(a) The petitioner may not be required to pay a filing fee or other costs. (b) If an obligee prevails, a responding tribunal may assess against ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-133

(a) Participation by a petitioner in a proceeding before a responding tribunal, whether in person, by private attorney, or through services provided by the support enforcement agency, does ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-134

A party whose parentage of a child has been previously determined by or pursuant to law may not plead nonparentage as a defense to a proceeding under this ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-135

(a) The physical presence of the petitioner in a responding tribunal of Georgia is not required for the establishment, enforcement, or modification of a support order or the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-136

A tribunal in Georgia may communicate with a tribunal of another state in writing, or by telephone or other means, to obtain information concerning the laws of that ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-137

A tribunal of this state may: (1) Request a tribunal of another state to assist in obtaining discovery; and (2) Upon request, compel ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-138

A support enforcement agency or tribunal in Georgia shall disburse promptly any amounts received pursuant to a support order, as directed by the order. The agency or tribunal ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-140

(a) If a support order entitled to recognition under this article has not been issued, a responding tribunal of this state may issue a support order if: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-150

An income-withholding order issued in another state may be sent to the obligor´s employer pursuant to Code Sections 19-6-31 through 19-6-33 without first filing a petition or comparable ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-151

(a) Upon receipt of an income-withholding order, the obligor´s employer shall immediately provide a copy of the order to the obligor. (b) The employer shall ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-152

If an obligor´s employer receives multiple income-withholding orders with respect to the earnings of the same obligor, the employer satisfies the terms of the multiple orders if the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-153

An employer who complies with an income-withholding order issued in another state in accordance with this article is not subject to civil liability to an individual or agency ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-154

An employer who willfully fails to comply with an income-withholding order issued by another state and received for enforcement is subject to the same penalties that may be ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-155

(a) An obligor may contest the validity or enforcement of an income-withholding order issued in another state and received directly by an employer in Georgia in the same ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-156

(a) A party seeking to enforce a support order or an income-withholding order, or both, issued by a tribunal of another state may send the documents required for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-160

A support order or an income-withholding order issued by a tribunal of another state may be registered in Georgia for enforcement. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-161

(a) A support order or income-withholding order of another state may be registered in Georgia by sending the following documents and information to the appropriate tribunal in Georgia: ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-162

(a) A support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered when the order is filed in the registering tribunal of Georgia. (b) A ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-163

(a) The law of the issuing state governs the nature, extent, amount, and duration of current payments and other obligations of support and the payment of arrearages under ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-164

(a) When a support order or income-withholding order issued in another state is registered, the registering tribunal shall notify the nonregistering party. The notice must be accompanied by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-165

(a) A nonregistering party seeking to contest the validity or enforcement of a registered order in Georgia shall request a hearing within 20 days after notice of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-166

(a) A party contesting the validity or enforcement of a registered order or seeking to vacate the registration has the burden of proving one or more of the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-167

Confirmation of a registered order, whether by operation of law or after notice and hearing, precludes further contest of the order with respect to any matter that could ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-168

A party or support enforcement agency seeking to modify, or to modify and enforce, a child support order issued in another state shall register that order in Georgia ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-169

A tribunal of Georgia may enforce a child support order of another state registered for purposes of modification in the same manner as if the order had been ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-170

(a) After a child support order issued in another state has been registered in Georgia, the responding tribunal of Georgia may modify that order only if Code Section ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-171

A tribunal in Georgia shall recognize a modification of its earlier child support order by a tribunal of another state which assumed jurisdiction pursuant to this article or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-172

(a) If all of the parties who are individuals reside in Georgia and the child does not reside in the issuing state, a tribunal in Georgia has jurisdiction ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-173

Within 30 days after issuance of a modified child support order, the party obtaining the modification shall file a certified copy of the order with the issuing tribunal ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-180

(a) A tribunal of this state may serve as an initiating or responding tribunal in a proceeding brought under this article or a law substantially similar to this ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-185

(a) For purposes of this part, the term 'governor' includes an individual performing the functions of governor or the executive authority of a state covered by this article. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-186

(a) Before making demand that the governor of another state surrender an individual charged criminally in this state with having failed to provide for the support of an ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-190

This article shall be applied and construed to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of the article among states enacting ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-11-191

If any provision of this article or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-12-1

(a) Any person desirous of changing his name or the name or names of his minor child or children may present a petition to the superior court of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-12-2

If written objections are filed by any interested or affected party within the time limits specified in subsection (f) of Code Section 19-12-1, the court shall thereupon proceed ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-12-3

(a) At any time after the entry of the final order of change of name, upon the request of the petitioner requesting the change of name, the clerk ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-12-4

Nothing contained in this chapter shall authorize any person to change his name with a view to deprive another fraudulently of any right under the law. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-1

As used in this article, the term 'family violence' means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between past or present spouses, persons who are ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-2

(a) Except for proceedings involving a nonresident respondent, the superior court of the county where the respondent resides shall have jurisdiction over all proceedings under this article. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-3

(a) A person who is not a minor may seek relief under this article by filing a petition with the superior court alleging one or more acts of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-4

(a) The court may, upon the filing of a verified petition, grant any protective order or approve any consent agreement to bring about a cessation of acts of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-5

The remedies provided by this article are not exclusive but are additional to any other remedies provided by law. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-6

A violation of an order issued pursuant to this article may be punished by an action for contempt or criminally punished as provided in Article 7 of Chapter ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-10

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Commission' means the State Commission on Family Violence. (2) 'Commissioner' means the commissioner of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-11

In carrying out the purpose of this article, the department shall charge a fee for the consideration of applications for certification of family violence intervention programs and instructors. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-12

Reserved. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-13

(a) A program certified pursuant to this article shall be administered by the department. The department is authorized to promulgate, adopt, and enforce rules and regulations necessary to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-14

(a) The commission and the department shall establish standards and requirements concerning the content of courses, including, but not limited to, duration of courses, qualifications of instructors, program ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-15

The department and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles may operate family violence intervention programs which meet the requirements of the department. The courts and the State ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-16

(a) A court, in addition to imposing any penalty provided by law, when sentencing a defendant or revoking a defendant´s probation for an offense involving family violence, or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-17

As an alternative to criminal or other civil enforcement, the commissioner or his or her designee, in order to enforce this article or any orders, rules, or regulations ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-20

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Department' means the Department of Human Resources. (2) 'Family or household members' means spouses, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-21

(a) It shall be the duty of the department: (1) To establish minimum standards for an approved family violence shelter to enable such shelter to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-22

(a) In order to be approved and funded under this article, each shelter shall: (1) Provide a facility which will serve as a shelter to receive ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-23

(a) Any person who knowingly publishes, disseminates, or otherwise discloses the location of a family violence shelter is guilty of a misdemeanor. (b) This Code ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-30

(a) The General Assembly finds and declares that violence in Georgia homes among family members accounts for many serious injuries, deaths, and extensive physical and emotional damage to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-31

There is created a State Commission on Family Violence which shall be responsible for developing a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence. This plan shall include the ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-32

(a) The State Commission on Family Violence shall consist of 37 members: (1) Three ex officio members shall be the director of the Division of Family ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-33

(a) The commission shall hold regular meetings at least once every calendar quarter. Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or a majority of the members of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-34

(a) The commission shall have the following duties: (1) To study and evaluate the needs, priorities, programs, policies, and accessibility of services relating to family ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-35

The State Commission on Family Violence shall be terminated and shall cease to exist on January 1, 2010. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-50

This article shall be known and may be cited as the 'Family Violence and Stalking Protective Order Registry Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-51

As used in this article, the term: (1) 'Court' means judges in the classes of courts identified in Title 15 and any other person while ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-52

(a) The Georgia Protective Order Registry shall be created to serve as a centralized data base for state-wide protective orders issued pursuant to Code Sections 16-5-90 through 16-5-94 ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-53

(a) The courts of this state shall use a standardized form or forms for the issuance of any protective order. The form or forms shall be promulgated by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-54

(a) A petitioner who obtains a valid foreign protective order may file that order by filing a certified copy of the foreign protective order with any clerk of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-55

Any individual, agency, or court which obtains information from the registry shall keep such information or parts thereof confidential, and shall not disseminate or disclose such information, or ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-13-56

(a) The state and any local or state law enforcement officer, court official, or official of the registry shall be held harmless for any delay or failure to ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-1

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the 'Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Act.' ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-2

As used in this chapter, the term: (1) 'Child' means a person under 18 years of age. (2) 'Child abuse' means harm ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-3

(a) There is established the State Children´s Trust Fund Commission which is assigned to the Department of Human Resources for administrative purposes only, as prescribed in Code Section ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-4

Members of the commission shall serve without compensation but shall receive the same expense allowance per day as that received by a member of the General Assembly for ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-5

(a) The commission shall do all of the following: (1) Meet at such times and places as it shall determine necessary or convenient to perform ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-6

The commission may recommend to the Governor and the General Assembly changes in state programs, statutes, policies, budgets, and standards which will reduce the problem of child abuse ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-7

The commission may accept federal funds granted by Congress or executive order for the purposes of this chapter as well as gifts and donations from individuals, private organizations, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-8

Reserved. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-9

(a) The commission may authorize the disbursement of available money from the trust fund after appropriation thereof to an entity or program eligible pursuant to the criteria of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-20

The State Children´s Trust Fund is created as a separate fund in the state treasury. The fund shall be expended only as provided in this chapter. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-21

The director of the Office of Treasury and Fiscal Services shall credit to the trust fund all amounts appropriated or donated to such trust fund. All funds appropriated ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-22

The director of the Office of Treasury and Fiscal Services shall invest trust fund money in the same manner in which state funds are invested as authorized by ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-14-23

Disbursements made pursuant to Code Section 19-14-9 shall be paid out of the Children´s Trust Fund in the state treasury by warrant of the Governor. ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-1

As used in this chapter, the term: (1) 'Abused' means subjected to child abuse. (2) 'Child' means any person under 18 years ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-2

(a) Each county shall be required to establish a child abuse protocol as provided in this Code section. (b) The chief superior court judge of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-3

(a)(1) Each county shall establish a local multidisciplinary, multiagency child fatality review committee as provided in this Code section. The chief superior court judge of the circuit in ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-4

(a) There is created the Georgia Child Fatality Review Panel as defined in paragraph (7) of Code Section 19-15-1. (b) The panel shall be attached ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-5

(a) A protocol committee or review committee in the exercise of its duties shall be closed to the public and shall not be subject to Chapter 14 of ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-6

(a) Records and other documents which are made public records pursuant to any other provisions of law shall remain public records notwithstanding their being obtained, considered, or both, ...

Georgia Code - Domestic Relations - Title 19, Section 19-15-7

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize or require the inspection of any records or the release of any information if that inspection or release would ...

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