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RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE -- PROBATE DIVISION 

Rule 94. GESTATIONAL CARRIER AGREEMENTS - PARENTAGE ORDERS.

    
(A)  For the purpose of a Petition for Parentage Order, the parties requiring notice shall be the parties to the gestational carrier agreement and shall include:

(1)  The intended parent or parents;

(2)  The gestational carrier, and

(3)  The spouse of the gestational carrier.

In addition to the parties listed above and in the discretion of the court, the non-spousal partner of the gestational carrier, if any, may be included as a party if not a party to the gestational carrier agreement.

(b)  The petitioner, at the time of filing the Petition for Parentage Order, shall file a copy of the gestational carrier agreement with the court.

(c)  The petitioner shall attach to the petition any sworn affidavits intended to demonstrate substantial compliance with RSA Ch. 168-C.

(d)  The petitioner shall cause notice of the filing to be provided to all parties to the gestational carrier agreement and shall certify on the petition that said notice has been provided. Any responsive pleading shall be filed with the court within 10 days of the filing of the petition.

(e)  In the event that the court determines that a hearing on the petition is necessary, notice shall be provided to the parties in paragraph A by first class mail. Any hearing shall be scheduled within 30 days of the date of filing of the petition.


 

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