2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs
Article 10B - Kinship Guardianship
Section 40-10B-7 - Temporary guardianship pending hearing.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 40-10B-7 (2017)

40-10B-7. Temporary guardianship pending hearing.

A. After the filing of the petition, upon motion of the petitioner or a person required to be served pursuant to Subsection B of Section 6 of the Kinship Guardianship Act, or upon its own motion, the court may appoint a temporary guardian to serve for not more than one hundred eighty days or until the case is decided on the merits, whichever occurs first.

B. A motion for temporary guardianship shall be heard within twenty days of the date the motion is filed. The motion and notice of hearing shall be served on all persons required to be served pursuant to Subsection B of Section 6 of the Kinship Guardianship Act.

C. An order pursuant to Subsection A of this section may be entered ex parte upon good cause shown. If the order is entered ex parte, a copy of the order shall be served on the persons required to be served pursuant to Subsection B of Section 6 of the Kinship Guardianship Act. If a person files an objection to the order, the court immediately shall schedule a hearing to be held within ten days of the date the objection is filed. Notice of the hearing shall be given to the petitioner and all persons required to be served pursuant to Subsection B of Section 6 of the Kinship Guardianship Act.

History: Laws 2001, ch. 167, 7.

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