2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 10B - Kinship Guardianship
Section 40-10B-13 - Rights and duties of guardian.
40-10B-13. Rights and duties of guardian.
A. A guardian appointed for a child pursuant to the Kinship Guardianship Act [40-10B-1 NMSA 1978] has the legal rights and duties of a parent except the right to consent to adoption of the child and except for parental rights and duties that the court orders retained by a parent.
B. Unless otherwise ordered by the court, a guardian appointed pursuant to the Kinship Guardianship Act has authority to make all decisions regarding visitation between a parent and the child.
C. A certified copy of the court order appointing a guardian pursuant to the Kinship Guardianship Act shall be satisfactory proof of the authority of the guardian, and letters of guardianship need not be issued.
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