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2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 298
Divorce; grounds; extend time frame; effect of legal separation on children; statistics
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 5 of Title 19 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to divorce, so as to require certain divorcing parents to participate in education classes that focus on the effect of divorce and separation on children; to provide for legislative findings; to provide for the types of persons who can provide the education; to provide for exceptions to the education classes; to provide for the Georgia Superior Court Clerks´ Cooperative Authority to collect and report statistical information; to change the time limit for granting a divorce on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken; to provide for different time frames for granting divorce based on certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/16/2004 - House Second Readers
Feb/13/2004 - House First Readers
Feb/12/2004 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Feb/12/2004 - Senate Third Read
Feb/05/2004 - Senate Read Second Time
Feb/03/2004 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/25/2003 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/24/2003 - Senate Hopper
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