2019 Georgia Code
Title 53 - Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates
Chapter 3 - Year's Support
§ 53-3-19. Conveyance or encumbrance by surviving spouse of property set aside; effect

Universal Citation: GA Code § 53-3-19 (2019)
  • (a) When property is set apart as year's support for the joint benefit of the surviving spouse and the minor child or children, a conveyance or encumbrance of the same or any or all parts of such property by the surviving spouse shall convey or encumber the title and interest of the spouse and shall be binding and conclusive upon the spouse.

  • (b) The conveyance or encumbrance of any or all the property set apart as year's support for the joint benefit of the surviving spouse and the minor child or children shall convey or encumber and be binding and conclusive upon the child or children and person claiming through or under them only when approved by the probate court of the county in which the year's support award was made. No such approval shall be necessary to bind a child who is sui juris and who joins with the surviving spouse in making the conveyance or encumbrance.

  • (c) The purchaser or lender shall not be responsible for the proper use or application of the proceeds derived from a sale or encumbrance contemplated under this Code section.

History:

Code 1981, § 53-3-19, enacted by Ga. L. 1996, p. 504, § 10.

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