2019 Georgia Code
Title 9 - Civil Practice
Chapter 12 - Verdict and Judgment
Article 5 - Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act
§ 9-12-112. Applicability; burden of proof

Universal Citation: GA Code § 9-12-112 (2019)
  • (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, this article applies to any foreign-country judgment to the extent that such judgment:

    • (1) Grants or denies recovery of a sum of money; and

    • (2) Under the law of the foreign country where rendered, is final, conclusive, and enforceable.

  • (b) This article shall not apply to a foreign-country judgment, even if such judgment grants or denies recovery of a sum of money, to the extent that such judgment is:

    • (1) A judgment for taxes;

    • (2) A fine or other penalty; or

    • (3) A judgment for divorce, support, or maintenance, or any other judgment rendered in connection with domestic relations.

  • (c) A party seeking recognition of a foreign-country judgment has the burden of establishing that this article applies to such foreign-country judgment.


Ga. L. 1975, p. 479, § 2; Ga. L. 2015, p. 996, § 2-1/SB 65.

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