Right to counsel

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Legislation, Termination of Parental Rights (Private) - Birth Parents

Indigent parents have a right to counsel in contested adoption cases. Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 48.23(2).


For proceedings involving contested adoptions, parents under the age of 18 may not waive their right to counsel, but parents over the age of 18 may. Wis. Stat. Ann. § 48.23(3)

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no