Georgia Code Title 29. Guardian and Ward § 29-2-10

(a) A designating individual may designate an individual to serve as standby guardian of a minor upon the health determination being made.

(b) Upon the health determination being made and without the necessity of any judicial intervention, the standby guardian shall assume all the rights, duties, and responsibilities of guardianship of the person of the minor.  Consistent with the designating individual's physical or mental condition or health, the designating individual may confer with the standby guardian in decision making concerning the care and welfare of the minor.

(c) Upon the health determination being made, the standby guardian shall file with the probate court of the county of domicile of the minor a notice of the standby guardianship with a copy of the standby guardianship designation and the health determination attached thereto.

(d) No bond shall be required of a standby guardian.

(e) No proceedings under this part shall relieve any parent, custodial or noncustodial, of a duty to support the minor under the provisions of Chapter 6 of Title 19.


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