GA House Bill 190

Law

State: Georgia
Signed: May 04, 2018

Effective: July 02, 2018
Chapter: Act No. 305

Summary

House Bill 190 requires marriage contracts and antenuptial agreements to be attested by a Notary Public.

Affects

Amends Sections 19-3-60 through 19-3-66, and repeals Sections 19-3-67 and 19-3-68 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

Changes
  1. Defines "antenuptial agreement" as a contract entered into prior to a marriage that determines property rights or contemplates a future settlement to one spouse as to a future resolution of issues, including, but not limited to, year's support, spousal support, and equitable division of property.
  2. Requires an antenuptial agreement to be in writing, signed by both parties and attested by at least two witnesses, one of whom must be a Notary.
  3. Requires a marriage contract to be in writing, signed by both parties and attested by at least two witnesses, one of whom must be a Notary.
Analysis

Prior to the enactment of House Bill 190, a marriage contract needed to be witnessed by two individuals. With HB 190, one of the witnesses to a marriage contract must be a Notary. HB 190 also requires the same for an antenuptial agreement, which is defined in the new law. 

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