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The law of domestic relations is an attempt to manage the lives of numerous, divergent family members who more than likely differ in their familial values. Much of this body of law is the result of history, but today the marital relationship seems to be changing in a revolutionary manner. In Georgia in 1978 there was approximately 1 divorce for every 2.16 marriages.

This survey of domestic relations law covers cases from 149 Ga. App. 595 to 153 Ga. App. 742, and from 243 Ga. 436 to 245 Ga. 628. However, only the most noteworthy are discussed here, and for analytical purposes they have been categorized as follows: divorce, alimony, custody and adoption. A section on legislation concludes the article.

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