2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 13 - CONTRACTS
CHAPTER 4 - MODIFICATION, EXTINGUISHMENT, AND RENEWAL
ARTICLE 3 - PAYMENT
§ 13-4-42 - Appropriation of payments
. Appropriation of payments
When a payment is made by a debtor to a creditor holding several demands against him, the debtor shall have the right to direct the claim to which it shall be appropriated. If the debtor fails to do so, the creditor shall have the right to appropriate the payment at his election. If neither party exercises the privilege, the law shall direct the application in such manner as shall be reasonable and equitable, both as to the parties and third persons, provided that, as a general rule, the oldest lien and the oldest item in an account shall be paid first, the presumption of law being that such is the intention of the parties.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer