2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 9 - CHILDREN--JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURTS
Section 9:3-43 - Instituting adoption actions; qualifications


NJ Rev Stat § 9:3-43 (2013) What's This?

9:3-43. Instituting adoption actions; qualifications
7. a. Any person may institute an action for adoption except that a married person may do so only with the written consent of his spouse or jointly with his spouse in the same action or if living separate and apart from his spouse.

b. A plaintiff, at the time of the institution of the action, shall have attained the age of 18 years and shall be at least 10 years older than the child to be adopted, except that the court for good cause may waive either requirement, which waiver shall be recited in any judgment of adoption thereafter entered.

L.1977,c.367,s.7; amended 1993,c.345,s.6.


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