As you can see from the attached form of what a Waiver of a typical Temporary Custody Hearing would be. You determine whether or not you want to waive your rights to this 72-hour hearing or a custody hearing. It does not mean that you are terminating your parental rights and you would have to go over this with your attorney or if you are representing yourself. If this is something that you determine that you wish to do, you need to go in front of a judge and the judge will explain to you the process and what rights you are giving up. It is a significant decision to determine whether or not you want to waive your temporary custody hearing or not. There is another wavier form if you want to waive your temporary custody hearing but still have the right to have a 3rd party custody hearing for someone else such as grandparents, aunts, uncles or someone that you are nominating.