Until 2012, the burden of proof to terminate a guardianship of a child was placed upon the parent to show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the substitution or supplementation of parental care and supervision was no longer necessary to provide for the child’s essential physical and safety and that terminating the guardianship would
In Re Guardianship of Matthew L: A call for non-biological parents to secure parental rights
By Kysa Crusco on
The Supreme Court issued an opinion In Re Guardianship of Matthew L. on December 21, 2012.
Mary and Joan began a committed relationship in 2004. Two years later, they began to plan for a family. Mary became pregnant in 2006 through artificial insemination, and gave birth to Matthew in April 2007. In June…
In the Matter of Reena D: Guardian bears burden of proof in termination of guardianship established by consent
The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion In the Matter of Reena D. on December 28, 2011.
In 2002, mother and father petitioned the court to grant guardianship of their twenty-two month old daughter Reena to the paternal grandfather and his wife. The purpose of the guardianship was to allow mother…