Legal Question in Family Law in Georgia

Recision time limit

My husband's ex-wife has agreed to allow me to adopt his two children. Once the paper work has been signed, how long does she have to rescind this decision? We live in Georgia.

Asked on 9/08/00, 1:50 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Susan Robinson Susan Morgan Robinson

Re: Recision time limit

I can research this for you. I believe it is six month to a year. If you wish me to get a definitive answer for you , call me at 404-995-7060 and we can set up a telephone conference.

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Answered on 10/06/00, 9:29 am
Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law

Re: Recision time limit

Georgia law provides as folows: "Although consent to adoption may not be withdrawn as a matter of right after ten days, passage of statutory ten-day period does not preclude revocation prior to final adoption for good and sufficient cause. Code, 74-403(a); O.C.G.A. 19-8-3(a), 19-8-4(b)."

309 S.E.2d 375, 168 Ga.App. 435, Ridgley v. Helms

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Answered on 10/06/00, 9:58 am

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