Time Waiver Law and Legal Definition

A time waiver is referred to as an agreement made by a claimant in order to extend the adopt due date by a certain number of days. Time may be waived either orally or in writing. Time waivers made in writing are documented on a DPA 421, memo, letter, etc., and time waivers made orally are documented by a judge on a DPA 99, DPA 424, or other document.

Generally, it is the number of days waived that extends the adopt due date. The date when the waiver was signed does not extend the adopt due date. The actual waived days can precede the waiver date. A time waiver cannot be revoked or the number of waived days cannot be later reduced. Only some hearings include a time waiver and some may include more than one time waiver.