2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 10B - Kinship Guardianship
Section 40-10B-6 - Service of petition; notice; parties.

40-10B-6. Service of petition; notice; parties.

A.     At the time of filing the petition, the petitioner shall obtain an order of the court setting a date for hearing on the petition, which date shall be no less than thirty and no more than ninety days from the date of filing the petition.   

B.     The petition and a notice of the hearing shall be served upon:   

(1)     the children, youth and families department if there is any pending matter relating to the child pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 32A, Article 4 NMSA 1978;   

(2)     the child if he has reached his fourteenth birthday;   

(3)     the parents of the child;   

(4)     a person having custody of the child or visitation rights pursuant to a court order; and   

(5)     if the child is an Indian child as defined in the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978, the appropriate Indian tribe and any "Indian custodian", together with a notice of pendency of the guardianship proceedings, pursuant to the provisions of the federal Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.   

C.     Service of process required by Subsection A of this section shall be made in accordance with the requirements for giving notice of a hearing pursuant to Subsection A of Section 45-1-401 NMSA 1978.   

D.     The persons required to be served pursuant to Subsection B of this section have a right to file a response as parties to this action. Other persons may intervene pursuant to Rule 1-024 NMRA.   

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