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HB 0543 - Domestic relations; equitable caregivers; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Chuck Efstration
Last Action: 7/1/2019 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary
Senate Committee: Judiciary
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 543 moves to amend Title 19 of the O.C.G.A to create a process for judges to set standards for a standing equitable caregiver. Under this legislation, judges may give individuals access to the court in cases involving the custody, care or welfare of a minor if the individuals can demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that to do otherwise would cause the child to suffer physical or long-term emotional harm.

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