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In the state of Missouri do you need a lawyer to sign your rights of a child over?

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2005-09-25 14:11:21
2005-09-25 14:11:21

If it pertains to the Safe Haven laws, then no you do not need legal counsel. For other situations, a parent can file a petition for voluntary relinquishment of parental rights on their own. The proper documentation and court procedure needs to be followed and the person must meet the TPR requirements established by state law. Contacting the clerk of the court in the county of residency will help to obtain more specific information.

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