2017 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 9 - Child Custody Proceedings
Article 4 - Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child
§ 19-9-121. Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-9-121 (2017)
  • As used in this article, the term:
    • (1) "Grandchild" means the minor child of a grandparent.
    • (2) "Grandparent" shall have the same meaning as provided in subsection (a) of Code Section 19-7-3 and shall include the biological great-grandparent or stepgreat-grandparent who is the parent or stepparent of a grandparent of a minor child.
    • (3) "Parent" shall have the same meaning as provided in Code Section 19-3-37. Such term used in the singular shall mean both parents if both parents share joint legal custody of the child, unless otherwise clearly indicated.
    • (4) "Reasonable evidence" means evidence that a reasonable person would find sufficient to determine whether one conclusion is more likely than another.
    • (5) "School" means:
      • (A) Any county or independent school system as defined in Code Section 20-1-9;
      • (B) Any private school as such term is defined in Code Section 20-2-690;
      • (C) A home study program meeting the requirements set forth in subsection (c) of Code Section 20-2-690;
      • (D) Pre-kindergarten programs; or
      • (E) Early care and education programs as such term is defined in paragraph (6) of Code Section 20-1A-2.
    • (6) "School term" means the part of the year in which school is in session.
    • (7) "Serious illness" means a physical or mental illness as determined by a licensed health care professional, including a psychiatrist or psychologist, that causes the parent to be unable to care for the minor child due to the physical or mental condition or health of the parent, including a condition created by medical treatment.
    • (8) "Terminal illness" has the same meaning as the term "terminal condition" as provided in paragraph (14) of Code Section 31-32-2.
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