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59-2133. Notice; waiver. (a) Upon filing the petition, the court shall fix the time and place for the hearing. The time fixed for the hearing may be any time not more than 60 days from the date the petition is filed. The time fixed for the hearing may be extended by the court for good cause.

(b) In independent and stepparent adoptions, notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given to the parents or possible parents at least 10 calendar days before the hearing, unless waived by the party entitled to notice or unless parental rights have been previously terminated, and to any person who has physical custody of the child, unless waived by the person entitled to notice. Notice also shall be given in an independent adoption to a legal guardian of the child, unless waived by the party entitled to notice.

(c) In an agency adoption, notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given to the consenting agency, the parents or possible parents, any relinquishing party and any person who has physical custody of the child at least 10 calendar days before the hearing, unless waived by the person entitled to notice.

(d) Notice of the hearing shall be by personal service, certified mail return receipt requested or in any other manner the court may direct. Notice given pursuant to this section shall not include a copy of the petition.

History: L. 1990, ch. 145, § 23; L. 2013, ch. 35, § 1; L. 2018, ch. 118, § 17; July 1.



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