If you, as an interested party, disagree with the adoption or revocation application, you can respond in writing or verbally (defence).
Statement of defence
You need a lawyer to file a statement of defence. In the statement of defence, you should make clear which parts of the application you disagree with and why. Your lawyer draws up the statement of defence and submits it to the district court. You have until the hearing to submit the statement of defence.
You can also conduct a purely oral defence during the hearing. You do not need a lawyer for this.