Termination of Parental Rights to Free a Child for Adoption

$145.00

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Course Description

Live Webcast – April 13, 2021

  • 10:00-12:15pm PT / 11:00-1:15pm MT / 12:00-2:15pm CT / 1:00-3:15pm ET

An adoption can be one of the most rewarding tasks undertaken by counsel, but the legal requirements vary widely from state to state. One universal theme is that the parent(s) must consent, or, the child must be free to be adopted. All too often, one or both birth parents are unable to care for their child, but they cannot be found or are unwilling to consent to the child's adoption. This course will cover the basics of determining which type of parent one is dealing with, the constitutional parameters of parental rights, and the grounds and procedural issues involved in termination of parental rights proceedings. Ethical implications will be discussed, along with creative and practical tips regarding how to gather the evidence required in termination proceedings.

Speaker Bio
2 General Credits
Course Agenda

Douglas R. Donnelly
Martindale-Hubbell (operator of Lawyers.com), has awarded Mr. Donnelly with its coveted "AV" ranking, which is its highest possible ranking, achieved by only the top 3% of all licensed attorneys nationwide, and he has consistently earned this ranking for over 20 years. These ratings are based upon confidential peer reviews, and an "AV" rating is awarded only to those attorneys who are considered to have "from very high to preeminent" legal ability. ) 1997-present.

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2 General Credits

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Course Agenda

  1. Federal and State Constitutional Requirements for Termination of Parental Rights
  2. The different types of parents recognized in the law
  3. The differing means of terminating the rights of each type of parent
  4. "Legal" or "Presumed" fathers vs. "Alleged" or "Putative" fathers
  5. Putative Father Registries vs. the Uniform Parentage Act
  6. The grounds for terminating the parental rights of "alleged" or "putative" fathers
  7. The grounds for terminating the parental rights of mothers or "presumed" or "legal" fathers
  8. Practical methods of gathering the evidence required to terminate parental rights
  9. Guardianship as a preamble to adoption and termination proceedings
  10. Jurisdictional requirements and the UCCJEA Ethical issues / implications
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