Georgia Code Title 44. Property § 44-5-100

(a) To constitute a valid gift in contemplation of death, the following criteria must be met:

(1) The object of the gift must be personal property;

(2) The donor must be in his last illness or in peril of death;

(3) The gift must be intended to be absolute only in the event of death;

(4) The gift must be perfected by either actual or symbolic delivery; and

(5) The gift must be proved by one or more witnesses.

(b) A gift in contemplation of death may be made by parol.

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