2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 4 - MENTAL HEALTH
§ 15-11-153.2 - Transfer of proceeding
. Transfer of proceeding
(a) If at any time following an adjudication of dependency, the court determines that the child is a resident of a county of this state other than the county in which the court sits, the court may transfer the proceeding to the county of the child's residence unless the act alleged would be a felony if committed by an adult.
(b) When any case is transferred pursuant to this Code section, certified copies of all legal, social history, health, or mental health records pertaining to the case on file with the clerk of the court shall accompany the transfer. Compliance with this Code section shall terminate jurisdiction in the sending court and initiate jurisdiction in the receiving court.
(c) If the child's mental competency is restored, jurisdiction of the case may be returned to the sending court.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer