The Act contains several new provisions for magistrate courts; prejudgment attachments may not be granted by a magistrate court; appeals of default judgments are limited; default judgments may be opened in certain cases; relief from judgments may be granted; executions are to be recorded in the general execution dockets of the superior courts; clerks of the magistrate court must be at least eighteen years of age; and the powers and duties of the clerks are established.
Georgia State University Law Review
"COURTS Magistrate Courts: No Prejudgment Attachment; Appeal and Reopening of Default Judgments,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 2
, Article 56.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol2/iss2/56