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Welcome to the Georgia Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of Georgia laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of Georgia's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Atlanta Laws

    Atlanta was formed because it was a convenient place for rail lines to intersect, and today Atlanta still finds itself at the center of everything. The bustling economy helps Atlanta residents live life to the fullest, and take advantage of Hotlanta'...

  • Augusta Laws

    Augusta has been on the map since its establishment in 1736. Named after a once princess of Wales, the city has been declared the capital of Georgia twice in its history. While not the capital today, Augusta has over 556,877 residents and is the thir...

  • Divorce Procedures in Georgia
    By Melissa Heinig, Attorney

    Divorce laws vary throughout the country, so it's important to understand your state's rules and how they may affect outcomes such as custody, child support, property division, and alimony. Spouses in Georgia have a few options when filing for divorce, but are any of them right for you? ...

  • Georgia Abortion Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Abortion laws can be a controversial topic. Learn more about Georgia abortion laws including the definition of an illegal abortion, consent requirements, penalties, and more.

  • Georgia Accident and Injury Laws

    Accident and injury law makes up a significant portion of all civil claims and includes everything from slip and fall injuries and car accidents to medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits. Other legal claims falling under this category includ...

  • Georgia
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    The adoption process varies greatly from state to state . For instance, Wisconsin and Louisiana do not require the child's consent, while Hawaii law requires a "proper" adopter (the definition of this term determined largely through the courts). Geor...

  • Georgia Adverse Possession Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Basics of adverse possession law in the state of Georgia, which allows individuals who publicly inhabit and improve a home or other residence to obtain title to that property.

  • Georgia Prohibited Marriage Laws
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    "The Peach State" has a list of conditions that disqualify a couple from getting married, including blood relations and bigamy. See more about annulments and prohibited marriages.

  • Georgia Antitrust Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    Basics of antitrust laws in Georgia (which are intended to encourage competition), with information about time limits for filing a complaint and links to other pertinent information.

  • Georgia Assault and Battery Laws
    Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors.

    The basics of how Georgia criminal prosecutors charge assault and battery, which are two separate crimes that often go together, and the common sentences upon conviction.

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