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2021 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 5 - Divorce
§ 19-5-16. Restoration of Maiden or Prior Name
Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-5-16 (2021)
In all divorce actions, a party may pray in his pleadings for the restoration of a maiden or prior name. If a divorce is granted, the judgment or decree shall specify and restore to the party the name so prayed for in the pleadings.
(Ga. L. 1880-81, p. 121, § 1; Code 1882, § 3586a; Civil Code 1895, § 2446; Civil Code 1910, § 2965; Code 1933, § 30-121.)Cross references.
- Proceedings for change of name generally, T. 19, C. 12.JUDICIAL DECISIONS
Cited in Schwartz v. Schwartz, 237 Ga. 56, 226 S.E.2d 591 (1976).
Am. Jur. 2d.
- 24 Am. Jur. 2d, Divorce and Separation, § 365.ALR.
- Correct name of married woman, 35 A.L.R. 417.
Right of married woman to use maiden surname, 67 A.L.R.3d 1266.
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