Minor Guardianships Under certain circumstances, probate courts have jurisdiction over the appointment and supervision of temporary and permanent guardians for minors.
A permanent guardian may be appointed for a minor who has no living parents or, after notice to the parents without objection, when the parents fail to properly care for the minor. Permanent guardianship of a minor, though similar, is not the same as legal custody of a minor, which may be granted only by superior or juvenile courts in Georgia.
Temporary guardianship may be granted to a person having physical custody of a minor in need of a guardian.
The consent of the natural guardian s must be given in writing or the natural guardian s must be given legal notice of the proceeding. The probate court may not grant temporary guardianship of a minor over the objection of a natural guardian. The granting of temporary guardianship of a minor does not permanently terminate the parental rights of the parents. Temporary guardians hold, during the term of the temporary guardianship, all of the powers of a natural guardian, which will include the authority to consent to medical treatment and to enroll the child in school.
Temporary guardians may be required to file reports on the personal status and conditions of the minor. Attorneys' fees will also be involved in many cases. Particularly for adults, consideration should first be given to Alternatives to Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship. Most probate courts will require that all conservators and some guardians, particularly guardians of minors, undergo a criminal background check before appointment.
Services caseworkers, social work professionals, and skilled and personal care facility administrators and staff.
Training and Educational Materials Most probate courts will require all guardians and conservators of adults and all conservators of minors to view a training video and to read a handbook prepared and published for the courts by the Council of Probate Court Judges and the Administrative Office of the Courts. Even if not required, the videos and handbooks are excellent training and educational tools for guardians and conservators.
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Nona K. For vital records maintained by the State of Georgia, visit www. For various special collections of historical documents maintained by the Georgia Archives, visit this site. A reference copy of this book is kept at the Greene County Public Library, along with many other genealogical resources pertinent to Greene County and this region. The Probate Court office exercises exclusive, original jurisdiction in the following: probate of wills administration of estates appointment of guardians involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other individuals.
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A marriage license may be issued under the following conditions and procedures: County of Issuance: 1. The premarital education shall be performed by: 1 A professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 10A of Title 43; 2 A psychiatrist who is licensed as a physician pursuant to Chapter 34 of Title 43; 3 A psychologist who is licensed pursuant to Chapter 39 of Title 43; or 4 An active member of the clergy when in the course of his or her service as clergy or his or her designee, including retired clergy, provided that a designee is trained and skilled in premarital education.
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The translator will be required to sign an affidavit. If either Applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the Marriage License may be issued in any county in the State and the couple may be married in any county of the State.
If neither Applicant is a resident of the State of Georgia, the couple must be married in Clayton County only. Cash, Debit or Credit Only. No Checks Accepted. Surcharges apply for debit and credit card transactions.
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In order to qualify for the reduced fee, the couple must provide the Court a signed and dated certificate of completion of a qualifying premarital education program. The Court has an acceptable Certificate which you may take to the premarital education provider. A certified copy of a marriage license may be obtained in person or via mail.
The following should be submitted to the Clayton County Probate Court if requesting via mail:. When submitting your request, please specify if you are requesting a certified copy of the Marriage License or the Marriage Certificate for framing. If requesting in person, the following forms of payment are accepted: cash, debit or credit are accepted.