2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 6 - EMANCIPATION OF MINORS
§ 15-11-204 - Procedure of the court following filing of petition for emancipation
. Procedure of the court following filing of petition for emancipation
(a) After a petition for emancipation is filed, the court may:
(1) Assign an employee of the court or appoint a guardian ad litem to investigate the allegations of the petition and to file a report containing the results of the investigation with the court, including a recommendation as to whether it is in the best interest of the minor that the petition for emancipation be granted;
(2) Appoint an attorney for the minor; and
(3) Appoint an attorney for the minor's parents or guardian if they are indigent and if they oppose the petition.
(b) After a petition for emancipation is filed, the court shall seek an affidavit from each individual identified in the petition pursuant to paragraph (7) of Code Section 15-11-202
which describes why the individual believes the minor should be emancipated.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer