2020 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
- Chapter 1 - General Provisions [19-1-1 through 19-1-6]
- Chapter 2 - Domicile [19-2-1 through 19-2-6]
- Chapter 3 - Marriage Generally [19-3-1 through 19-3-68]
- Chapter 4 - Annulment of Marriage [19-4-1 through 19-4-5]
- Chapter 5 - Divorce [19-5-1 through 19-5-17]
- Chapter 6 - Alimony and Child Support [19-6-1 through 19-6-53]
- Chapter 7 - Parent and Child Relationship Generally [19-7-1 through 19-7-54]
- Chapter 8 - Adoption [19-8-1 through 19-8-43]
- Chapter 9 - Child Custody Proceedings [19-9-1 through 19-9-134]
- Chapter 10 - Abandonment of Child or Spouse [19-10-1 through 19-10-2]
- Chapter 10A - Safe Place for Newborns [19-10A-1 through 19-10A-7]
- Chapter 11 - Enforcement of Duty of Support [19-11-1 through 19-11-191]
- Chapter 12 - Name Change [19-12-1 through 19-12-4]
- Chapter 13 - Family Violence [19-13-1 through 19-13-56]
- Chapter 14 - Trust Fund [19-14-1 through 19-14-23]
- Chapter 15 - Child Abuse [19-15-1 through 19-15-7]
- Powers and duties of Department of Human Resources, county boards of health, and other agencies, regarding family-planning services, T. 49, C. 7.Editor's notes.
- Ga. L. 1979, p. 466, § 1, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that no contract made or judgment, order, or decree rendered prior to April 4, 1979, should be overturned, modified, or disturbed by reason of the 1979 Act and that no such contract, judgment, order, or decree should be overturned, modified, or disturbed except to the extent absolutely required by the Constitution of this state or of the United States. The section also provides that nothing in the 1979 Act shall be construed to prohibit modification of judgments, decrees, or orders to the extent such modification is expressly authorized by statute, and that nothing in the Act shall be construed to authorize any court to entertain any claim of constitutional right which claim is barred because it was not timely raised in any previous judicial proceeding.
Ga. L. 1979, p. 466, § 49, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that the Act shall govern all proceedings and actions brought after it takes effect and also all further proceedings in actions then pending.
The following Code sections were affected by the 1979 Act: §§ 19-3-9,19-3-10,19-5-7,19-5-12,19-5-17,19-6-1,19-6-2,19-6-3,19-6-4,19-6-5,19-6-6,19-6-7,19-6-8,19-6-9,19-6-10,19-6-13,19-6-14,19-6-15,19-6-16,19-6-17,19-6-18,19-6-19,19-6-20,19-6-21,19-6-22,19-6-23,19-6-24,19-6-26,19-6-27,19-7-1,19-7-2,19-7-24,19-9-2,19-11-42,19-11-43.Law reviews.
- For annual survey on domestic relations, see 36 Mercer L. Rev. 167 (1984). For article surveying domestic relations law in 1984-1985, see 37 Mercer L. Rev. 221 (1985). For annual survey of domestic relations law, see 39 Mercer L. Rev. 199 (1987). For annual survey of law of domestic relations, see 40 Mercer L. Rev. 211 (1988). For annual survey article on domestic relations law, see 45 Mercer L. Rev. 215 (1993). For annual survey article on domestic relations law, see 46 Mercer L. Rev. 223 (1994). For annual survey article on domestic relations law, see 49 Mercer L. Rev. 135 (1997). For annual survey article on domestic relations, see 50 Mercer L. Rev. 217 (1998). For annual survey article discussing developments in domestic relations law, see 51 Mercer L. Rev. 263 (1999). For annual survey article discussing developments in domestic relations law, see 52 Mercer L. Rev. 213 (2000). For article, "The Nature of Family, The Family of Nature: The Surprising Liberal Defense of the Traditional Family in the Enlightment," see 64 Emory L.J. 591 (2014). For article, "Criminal Law as Family Law," see 33 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 285 (2017). For article, "The Return of the Unprovided-For Case," see 51 Ga. L. Rev. 763 (2017). For note, "Publicly Funded Private Security: A Critical Examination of Georgia Law Pertaining to the Private Employment of Off-Duty Police Officers," see 51 Ga. L. Rev. 879 (2017).
- Family court jurisdiction to hear contract claims, 46 A.L.R.5th 735.
Pre-emptive effect of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) provisions (29 USCS §§ 1056(d)(3), 1144(a), and 1144(b)(7)) with respect to orders entered in domestic relations proceedings, 116 A.L.R. Fed. 503.