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What is a proper way to answer to a summons concerning

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What is a proper way to answer to a summons concerning termination of parental rights?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Is this being made by the other parent?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
it is. Mt ex is trying to take my son away after keeping him from me for over a 1 year now.
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I am sorry to hear this;

basically one needs to file a response, refuting the allegations and the grounds (grounds are listed in statute here)

examples of cases are here:

https://www.courts.state.wy.us/Documents/CJP/TrainingDocs/Handout_2013LawUpdate.pdf

also please see this attorney guide:

https://www.courts.state.wy.us/Documents/CJP/Publications/Practice_Guidelines_for_Attorneys_Representing_Parents_in_Abuse_Neglect_and_TPRs.pdf

It is best to hire an attorney as the response is not a standard form but rather needs to be custom drafted; a party can request that the other parent pay legal fees if they are financially more well off.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok so I was wrong it was a petition for readoption of my son. I have not lost or had my parental rights terminated. So how is it they are even considering a readoption without a terminations of rights?
Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Per code 1-22-109, both parents' consent is required; this can be obtained prior to, or during, an adoption proceeding; so presumably the adoption papers are being filed, and during that process a request is being made for consent/termination. The unwilling parent can object as it is their constitutional right to do so.

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