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Survey Article


In this survey period, the legislature revised the step-parent adoption statute four months after the Georgia Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional. In a case of first impression, the supreme court held that a third-party defendant in a divorce case must comply with the application- for-appeal procedure of section 5-6-35(a)(2) of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated ("O.C.G.A.").' In another case, the supreme court declared that even after spouses are no longer functioning as partners, the property they acquire before entry of a final decree of divorce is marital property.

Section I of this Article covers cases dealing specifically with children, section II deals with divorce, and section III deals with marriage and family.

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