2020 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 5 - Acquisition and Loss of Property
Article 5 - The Georgia Transfers to Minors Act

Editor's notes.

- Section 10 of Ga. L. 1972, p. 193, effective July 1, 1972, provided that it was the purpose of the Act to reduce the age of legal majority from 21 years of age to 18 years of age so that all persons, upon reaching the age of 18, would have the rights, privileges, powers, duties, responsibilities, and liabilities previously applicable to persons 21 years of age or over. The section further provided that the Act was not to be construed as having the effect of changing the definition of a minor or of an adult as defined in the former "The Georgia Gift to Minors Act" for the purposes of that Act.

Ga. L. 1990, p. 667, § 1, effective July 1, 1990, repealed the Code sections formerly codified at this article and enacted the current article. The former article, concerning the Georgia Gift to Minors Act, consisted of §§ 44-5-110 through44-5-124 and was based on Ga. L. 1955, p. 592, §§ 1-13; Ga. L. 1957, p. 98, § 1; Ga. L. 1960, p. 232, § 1; Ga. L. 1969, p. 24, §§ 1-8; Ga. L. 1981, Ex. Sess., p. 8; Ga. L. 1983, p. 3, § 33, Ga. L. 1984, p. 22, § 44, and Ga. L. 1985, p. 819, §§ 1-3.

Law reviews.

- For article surveying trust and estate law in 1984-1985, see 37 Mercer L. Rev. 443 (1985). For article discussing the custodian as a fiduciary under this article, see 7 Ga. St. B.J. 175 (1970).



- Gift of savings deposit by delivery of passbook, 40 A.L.R. 1249; 84 A.L.R. 558.

Right of parent as against creditor or lienor to make gift to minor child of latter's own services, 44 A.L.R. 876.

"Business situs" for purposes of property taxation of intangibles in state other than domicile of owner, 143 A.L.R. 361.

Construction and effect of Uniform Gifts to Minors Act, 50 A.L.R.3d 528.

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