New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:4c-53.4 - Petition To Terminate Parental Rights.

30:4C-53.4 Petition to terminate parental rights.

4.If the division is required to provide reasonable efforts toward family reunification, and if the parents or guardian of the child are unwilling or unable to remedy the problems or conditions outlined in the child's repeated placement plan within the specified time limit despite reasonable efforts by the division, and if the permanency plan for the child requires the termination of parental rights, the division shall file a petition to terminate the rights of the child's parents with the family part of the Chancery Division of the Superior Court pursuant to section 15 of P.L.1951, c.138 (C.30:4C-15). The division shall concurrently provide services to facilitate the child's placement into an adoptive home.

The court shall set a hearing, with notice to all parties, on the guardianship petition within 45 days from the date the petition was filed.

L.1991,c.448,s.4; amended 1999, c.53, s.42.

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