2018 Georgia Code
Title 29 - Guardian and Ward
Chapter 7 - Veterans Affairs Guardians
§ 29-7-16. Discharge of VA guardian; role of county guardian

Universal Citation: GA Code § 29-7-16 (2018)
  • (a) A VA guardian, upon filing a petition and making satisfactory accounting, shall be discharged when the ward dies, reaches the age of majority, or is declared competent by the department or the court.

  • (b) A county guardian who ceases to serve as county guardian continues to serve as a VA guardian at the pleasure of the court for which the VA guardian formerly served as county guardian. The court may at any time require the VA guardian's final accounting and discharge as to any or all VA guardianships which the VA guardian accepted as county guardian, whereupon the court shall appoint as successor VA guardian the new county guardian or other person as shall be requested by the department. A former county guardian may file a petition with the court, a copy of which shall be served by certified mail or statutory overnight delivery upon the area office of the department, together with the VA guardian's final accounting, as to any or all VA guardianships; whereupon the court shall appoint as the VA guardian's successor the new county guardian or other person as shall be designated by the department.

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