Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:22

  • Child: means any person who has not reached his eighteenth birthday. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Child placing agency: means the department, Catholic charities of New Hampshire, or child and family services of New Hampshire, or any successor organization. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Court: means the district court, unless otherwise indicated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Custodian: means an agency or person, other than a parent or guardian, licensed pursuant to RSA 170-E to whom legal custody of the child has been given by court order. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Guardian: means a parent or person appointed by a court having jurisdiction with the duty and authority to make important decisions in matters having a permanent effect on the life and development of the child, and to be concerned about the general welfare of the child. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Parent: means mother, father, adoptive parent, but such term shall not include a parent as to whom the parent-child relationship has been terminated by judicial decree or voluntary relinquishment. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
Upon the motion of a child, parent, custodian, guardian or of the child placing agency alleging a change of circumstances requiring a different disposition the court shall conduct a hearing and pursuant to RSA 169-C:19 may modify a dispositional order; provided that the court may dismiss the motion if the allegations are not substantiated in the hearing.