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Bar News - November 9, 2007


Current Family Law Language


Editor’s note:  It has come to the attention of
Bar News that some of the language used in family law articles has become outdated.  We are indebted to Honey Hastings for providing us with a copy of the current law regarding such language.  Please see below:

 

CHAPTER 461-A

PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Section 461-A:1

 

    461-A:1 Definitions. - In this chapter:

 

I.          “Decision-making responsibility’’ means the responsibility to make decisions for the child. It may refer to decisions on all issues or on specified issues.

           

II.          “Mediation’’ means a process in which a neutral third party facilitates settlement discussions between parties.

           

III.         “Mediator’’ means a marital mediator, certified pursuant to RSA 328-C, who has contracted with the court to participate in court-referred mediation under this chapter.

           

IV.        “Parental rights and responsibilities’’ means all rights and responsibilities parents have concerning their child.

           

V.         “Parenting plan’’ means a written plan describing each parent’s rights and responsibilities.

           

VI.        “Parenting schedule’’ means the schedule of when the child is in the care of each parent.

           

VII.       “Residential responsibility’’ means a parent’s responsibility to provide a home for the child.

Source. 2005, 273:1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005.

 

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