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Termination of Parental Rights 2023

Product ID: CA3560D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Compassionate counsel

Before a child can be adopted in Wisconsin, the parents of the child must voluntarily relinquish their rights or have them terminated involuntarily. Termination of parental rights (TPR) proceedings require compassionate legal counsel with a detailed understanding of the statutory requirements and procedures involved.

Termination of Parental Rights is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the TPR process from a corporation counsel who has represented the interests of the state and from attorneys who have represented parents in voluntary and involuntary termination proceedings. They’ll use their experience to explain the TPR process from start to finish, providing helpful guidance on:

  • Voluntary vs. involuntary grounds for termination
  • The burden of proof in involuntary terminations
  • How representation of the parties is determined
  • Considerations under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act
  • The bifurcated hearing process
  • Notice requirements
  • The rights of the parent(s) to counsel and participation
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OnDemand seminar

Pricing

Member $239.00

Non-Member $319.00

Credits

3.5 CLE, 3.5 GALF, 3.5 GALMIN

Upon purchase, this OnDemand program is available to view for 90 days.

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Compassionate counsel

Before a child can be adopted in Wisconsin, the parents of the child must voluntarily relinquish their rights or have them terminated involuntarily. Termination of parental rights (TPR) proceedings require compassionate legal counsel with a detailed understanding of the statutory requirements and procedures involved.

Termination of Parental Rights is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the TPR process from a corporation counsel who has represented the interests of the state and from attorneys who have represented parents in voluntary and involuntary termination proceedings. They’ll use their experience to explain the TPR process from start to finish, providing helpful guidance on:

  • Voluntary vs. involuntary grounds for termination
  • The burden of proof in involuntary terminations
  • How representation of the parties is determined
  • Considerations under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act
  • The bifurcated hearing process
  • Notice requirements
  • The rights of the parent(s) to counsel and participation
Read More ↓

Sponsored By

Interested in sponsoring this program? Find out more.

Kristi R. Baker
The Law Center, S.C.
Madison

Alaina K. Fahley
State Public Defender
Appleton

Lisa M. Line
Rock County Corporation Counsel
Janesville

8:30 a.m. Voluntary TPR vs. Involuntary Grounds

  • Voluntary Termination
  • Colloquy by judge and consent by parent
  • Voluntary vs. No contest

Involuntary Grounds

  • Burden of Proof

9:30 a.m. Indian Child Welfare Act

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Bifurcated hearings -Fact finding vs. Disposition

  • Finding of unfitness
  • ASFA guidelines

10:45 a.m. Procedural Issues with TPR

  • Who must receive notice?
  • Unknown fathers
  • Alleged fathers
  • Non-adjudicated father's rights
  • Time period for Plea Hearing
  • Time period for fact finding hearing
  • Right to jury trial
  • Parent must be able to meaningfully participate
  • Suspending visits upon filing of TPR

11:30 a.m. Disposition in TPR

  • Factors
  • Alternatives to TPR
  • Open Adoption (not in WI) - Family law contracts Wis. Stat. 767
  • Effect of Termination for child's relatives and siblings

12:00 p.m. Program Concludes

    

  • Receive an overview of the TPR process from start to finish
  • Distinguish between voluntary and involuntary terminations
  • Know the burden of proof in involuntary TPR cases
  • Recommend the best course of action for parties to a TPR case
  • Understand procedural requirements in TPR actions
  • Family law practitioners
  • Corporation counsel
  • Guardians ad litem
  • Social services providers

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Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
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