2021 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 9 - Child Custody Proceedings
Article 2 - Child Custody Intrastate Jurisdiction Act

Law reviews.

- For survey article on domestic relations, see 34 Mercer L. Rev. 113 (1982).


Editor's notes.

- For additional cases dealing with custody of children, see annotations under § 9-14-2, dealing with habeas corpus on account of detention of child, and under §§ 19-7-1 and19-7-4, dealing with parental powers and loss of parental custody.

O.C.G.A. Art. 2, Ch. 9, T. 19 has as its general purpose the promotion of stability in the home environment and secure family relationships for the child of divorced parents, deterrence of abductions and other unilateral removals of children, and facilitation of the enforcement of custody decrees. O.C.G.A. § 19-9-24 employs a "clean hands" doctrine to ensure these ends. Stewart v. Stewart, 160 Ga. App. 463, 287 S.E.2d 378 (1981).

Cited in Neal v. Washington, 158 Ga. App. 39, 279 S.E.2d 294 (1981); Hutto v. Hutto, 250 Ga. 116, 296 S.E.2d 549 (1982); Thompson v. Thompson, 241 Ga. App. 616, 526 S.E.2d 576 (1999).

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