§ 40-16-1 Termination of parental rights; conception resulting from criminal sexual penetration
§ 40-17-1 Short title
§ 40-17-2 Definitions
§ 40-17-3 Forbearance of costs associated with extreme risk firearm protection orders
§ 40-17-4 Extreme risk firearm protection orders; venue
§ 40-17-5 Petition for extreme risk firearm protection order; contents
§ 40-17-6 Petition for temporary extreme risk firearm protection order; temporary orders; proceedings
§ 40-17-7 Hearings on petition; grounds for issuance; contents of order
§ 40-17-8 One-year extreme risk firearm protection order; grounds for issuance; contents of order; termination; expiration; renewal of orders
§ 40-17-9 Service of extreme risk firearm protection orders
§ 40-17-10 Relinquishment of firearms
§ 40-17-11 Penalties
§ 40-17-12 Extreme risk firearm protection order; reporting of orders;
§ 40-17-13 Extreme risk firearm protection orders; firearms return;

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes > Chapter 40 > Article 16 - Termination of Parental Rights

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.