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(a) A guardian may petition a court of this state which has jurisdiction over the guardianship to transfer the guardianship to a foreign court of competent jurisdiction if the minor has moved permanently to the foreign jurisdiction.
(b) The minor may be presumed to have moved permanently to the foreign jurisdiction if:
(1) The minor has resided in the foreign jurisdiction for more than 12 consecutive months;
(2) The guardian notifies the court that the minor will move or has moved permanently to the foreign jurisdiction; or
(3) A foreign court of competent jurisdiction notifies the court of the filing of a petition for guardianship for the minor in the foreign jurisdiction.
(c) To facilitate the transfer the court may order the guardian to file a petition for receipt and acceptance of the guardianship in the foreign jurisdiction.
(d) If the foreign jurisdiction does not have a procedure for receiving and accepting a foreign guardianship, the court may order the guardian to file a petition for guardianship in the foreign jurisdiction.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 29. Guardian and Ward § 29-2-69 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-29-guardian-and-ward/ga-code-sect-29-2-69/
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