The Act attempts to clear up confusion and prevent delay in the settlement of estates that had been caused by the lack of provisions in the civil law for an order to disinter for the purposes of DNA testing. The Act explicitly grants this power to Georgia's superior courts upon motion for good cause supported by specifically enumerated affidavits. Additionally, the Act provides for the dissemination of reports of findings resulting from the DNA testing and provides that the costs of testing and the provision of reports shall be borne by the moving party.
Gregory T. Jones,
WILLS Disinterment and DNA Testing: Providing for Court Orders for Disinterment and DNA Testing in Certain Cases Where the Kinship of Any Party in Interest to a Decedent is in Controversy,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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