THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

SUPREME COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

O R D E R

Pursuant to Part II, Article 73-a of the New Hampshire Constitution and Supreme Court Rule 51(7), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire approves, on a temporary basis, adoption of an amendment to the Family Division Pilot Program Rule entitled "Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, and Guardianships over Minors" as set forth in Appendix A. This amendment shall take effect immediately, and shall be referred to the Advisory Committee on Rules for consideration of whether it should be adopted on a permanent basis.

January 30, 2004

ATTEST: ___________________________

                Eileen Fox, Clerk
                Supreme Court of New Hampshire

 

APPENDIX A

Amend the Family Division Pilot Program Rule entitled "Adoption, Termination of Parental Rights, and Guardianships over Minors" on a temporary basis by deleting said rule and replacing it with the following:

 

ADOPTION, TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, AND GUARDIANSHIPS OVER MINORS

    
    Probate Court Rules applicable to adoptions, termination of parental rights, and guardianships over minors cases shall be deemed the rules of the family division and are incorporated herein by reference, with the exception that the additional filing fee of $5.00 for each of these cases adopted pursuant to RSA 490:27, effective July 14, 2002, for probate court mediation shall not apply until such time as the mediation program is extended to the family division counties. Any family division county in which the mediation program is extended shall charge the additional $5.00 filing fee for each such case.