2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 10B - Kinship Guardianship
Section 40-10B-11 - Nomination objection by child.
40-10B-11. Nomination objection by child.
In a proceeding for appointment of a guardian pursuant to the Kinship Guardianship Act [40-10B-1 NMSA 1978]:
A. the court shall appoint a person nominated by a child who has reached his fourteenth birthday unless the court finds the nomination contrary to the best interests of the child; and
B. the court shall not appoint a person as guardian if a child who has reached his fourteenth birthday files a written objection in the proceeding before the person accepts appointment as guardian.
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