2020 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 9 - Child Custody Proceedings
Article 4 - Power of Attorney for the Care of a Child


Editor's notes.

- Ga. L. 2018, p. 19, § 2-1/HB 159, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "The General Assembly finds that:

"(1) From time to time, parents experience short-term difficulties that impair their ability to perform the regular and expected functions to provide care and support to their children;

"(2) Parents need a means to confer to a relative or other approved person the temporary authority to act on behalf of a child without the time and expense of a court proceeding or the involvement of the Division of Family and Children Services of the Department of Human Services; and

"(3) Providing a statutory mechanism for granting such authority enhances family preservation and stability."

This article formerly pertained to the Power of Attorney for the Care of a Minor Child. The former article was based on Ga. L. 2008, p. 667, § 3/SB 88; Ga. L. 2009, p. 453, § 2-2/HB 228; Ga. L. 2010, p. 878, § 19/HB 1387 and was repealed by Ga. L. 2018, p. 19, § 2-2/HB 159, effective September 1, 2018.

Law reviews.

- For article on the 2018 enactment of this article, see 35 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 77 (2018).

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