2020 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 13 - Family Violence

Cross references.

- Certain communications privileged, § 24-5-501.

Communications between victim of family violence or sexual assault and agents providing services to such victim, § 24-5-509.

Termination of residential lease after issuance of civil family violence order or criminal family violence order, § 44-7-23.

Editor's notes.

- By resolution (Ga. L. 1986, p. 1203), the General Assembly urged the judges of the superior courts to order restitution in cases involving child abuse or sexual abuse and provided for the preparation of a report regarding the use of such orders.

By resolution (Ga. L. 1986, p. 1204), the General Assembly urged certain public organizations and state agencies to develop programs for the education and training of social services and criminal justice professionals in the areas of child abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation.

Administrative Rules and Regulations.

- Family violence intervention program, Official Compilation of the Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Board of Corrections, Chapter 125-4-9.

Law reviews.

- For annual survey article discussing developments in domestic relations law, see 51 Mercer L. Rev. 263 (1999). For comment, "The Limits of the Neighborhood Justice Center: Why Domestic Violence Cases Should Not Be Mediated," see 34 Emory L.J. 855 (1985).


In-chambers consultation with child to be recorded.

- In a family violence action, the trial court erred in refusing to allow the court's in-chambers consultation with the child to be recorded. Williams v. Stepler, 221 Ga. App. 338, 471 S.E.2d 284 (1996).

Jurisdiction of appeals.

- Orders entered under the Family Violence Act, O.C.G.A. § 19-13-1 et seq., must come by discretionary application and jurisdiction of appeals lies in the Georgia Court of Appeals. Schmidt v. Schmidt, 270 Ga. 461, 510 S.E.2d 810 (1999).


Child Abuse - The Battered Child Syndrome, 2 POF2d 365.

Child Neglect, 3 POF2d 265.


- Admissibility of expert or opinion testimony on battered wife or battered woman syndrome, 18 A.L.R.4th 1153.

Tort liability of public authority for failure to remove parentally abused or neglected children from parents' custody, 60 A.L.R.4th 942.

Admissibility of expert testimony concerning domestic-violence syndromes to assist jury in evaluating victim's testimony or behavior, 57 A.L.R.5th 315.

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