2022 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 5 - Divorce
§ 19-5-15. Effect of Divorce

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-5-15 (2022)

A total divorce annuls a marriage from the time of the rendition of the decree, unless the divorce is granted for a cause rendering the marriage void originally, in which case the divorce serves to annul the marriage from its inception. However, the issue of the marriage shall not be rendered born out of wedlock by a divorce, except in cases of pregnancy of the wife by a man other than the husband at the time of the marriage, unknown to the husband.

History. Laws 1806, Cobb’s 1851 Digest, p. 225; Ga. L. 1861, p. 62, § 1; Code 1863, § 1682; Code 1868, § 1725; Code 1873, § 1726; Code 1882, § 1726; Civil Code 1895, § 2444; Civil Code 1910, § 2963; Code 1933, § 30-119; Ga. L. 1988, p. 1720, § 2.

Law reviews.

For article, “Annulment of Marriage in Georgia,” see 5 Ga. B.J. 22 (1942).

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