2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 19 - DOMESTIC RELATIONS
CHAPTER 7 - PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONSHIP GENERALLY
ARTICLE 3 - DETERMINATION OF PATERNITY
§ 19-7-46.2 - Temporary order of support
. Temporary order of support
(a) Upon motion by a party to a paternity action, a temporary order shall be issued in accordance with the guidelines prescribed in Code Section 19-6-15
if there is clear and convincing evidence of paternity. Such temporary order will be valid pending an administrative or judicial determination of parentage.
(b) All child support payments made pursuant to the temporary order prescribed in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be paid to the court which shall deposit the amount of the payment in a separate account in a bank approved as a federal depository. Such bank shall hold the amount as a special escrow fund and, except as provided in this Code section, shall not distribute any portion of the payment to any party to the action. Each full payment made into the escrow account pursuant to this Code section shall be effective to discharge any duty of the putative father to pay the ordered child support amount.
(c) Upon final judgment in a paternity action that the alleged putative father is the father of the child, the court shall order that the amount retained in the special escrow fund shall be paid to the appropriate person or entity along with any interest that may have accrued.
(d) Upon final judgment in a paternity action that the alleged putative father is not the father of the child, the amount retained in the special escrow fund shall be returned to the putative father along with any interest that may have accrued.
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