2022 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 3 - Marriage Generally
Article 3 - Antenuptial Agreements, Marriage Contracts, and Postnuptial Settlements
§ 19-3-65. Powers of Superior Court Judge in Appointing and Removing Trustees and Protecting Trust Estate

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-3-65 (2022)

Subject to Code Sections 15-9-127, 23-1-4, and 53-12-6, the judge of the superior court of the county of a spouse’s domicile may at any time, upon petition, exercise equitable powers in appointing, removing, or substituting trustees or in granting any order for the protection of the trust estate, exercising a wise discretion as to the terms on which the appointment shall be made or on which the order shall be granted.

History. Orig. Code 1863, § 1729; Code 1868, § 1770; Code 1873, § 1780; Code 1882, § 1780; Civil Code 1895, § 2485; Civil Code 1910, § 3004; Code 1933, § 53-405; Ga. L. 2018, p. 155, § 1-1/HB 190; Ga. L. 2020, p. 377, § 2-23/HB 865.

The 2018 amendment, effective July 1, 2018, deleted the former second sentence, which read: “The proceeding in each case shall be transmitted to the clerk of the superior court, to be recorded in the book of the minutes of the court.”

The 2020 amendment, effective January 1, 2021, substituted “Subject to Code Sections 15-9-127, 23-1-4, and 53-12-6, the” for “The” at the beginning of the Code section.

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