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CHAPTER 882
ADOPTION OF ADULTS
882.01   Adoption of adults.
882.02   Consent.
882.03   Jurisdiction and venue.
882.04   Hearing and order.
Ch. 882 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See definitions in ch. 851.
882.01 882.01 Adoption of adults. An adult may be adopted by any other adult, who is a resident of this state.
882.01 History History: 1971 c. 41 s. 8; Stats. 1971 s. 882.01.
882.02 882.02 Consent. The consent of the adult to be adopted and the consent of the spouse of the petitioner, if that spouse has not joined in the petition under s. 882.01, shall be filed in writing with the court.
882.02 History History: 1971 c. 41 ss. 8, 12; Stats. 1971 s. 882.02.
882.03 882.03 Jurisdiction and venue. The circuit court shall have jurisdiction to order an adoption. The petition shall be filed in the county where the petitioner resides.
882.03 History History: 1971 c. 41 s. 8; Stats. 1971 s. 882.03; 1977 c. 449 s. 497.
882.04 882.04 Hearing and order. After a hearing on the petition, which may be held in chambers and which shall be attended by the petitioner and the adult to be adopted, unless the court orders otherwise, and after such investigation as the court considers advisable, if the court finds that it is to the best interests of the persons involved, an order of adoption may be granted which shall have the same legal consequences as an order of adoption of a minor under ch. 48.
882.04 History History: 1971 c. 41 s. 8; Stats. 1971 s. 882.04.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 18, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 18, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-18-14)