Archive for June 2020
New Florida case regarding same sex sperm donation showing importance of step/second parent adoptions
On June 12, 2020, the 5th District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida issued an opinion in Case Number 5D19-1525, Shealyn McGovern v. Jacqulyn Clark, regarding a dispute between a same sex couple having children together with the use of a sperm donor, and what happened to the parental rights of the couple…Read More
Why does a surrogate and egg/sperm/embryo donor need their own independent attorney?
Independent Lawyers for the Intended Parents and Surrogate or Egg, Sperm, or Embryo Donor In each United States surrogacy and egg/sperm/embryo donation matter, the intended parents have their own attorney in the United States to draft the applicable contract and handle other related matters such as filing parentage proceedings. Intended parents may also need an…Read More
Terminos usados en subrogacia
Terms Used in Surrogacy /Terminos usados en subrogacia Carrier/Surrogate/Surrogate Mother: We use these terms interchangeably. However, a general surrogate definition is a woman carrying a child for intended parents who are unable to build a family on their own. There are two types of surrogates: traditional surrogates and gestational surrogates. Portadora / Subrogada / Madre…Read More
Overview of Florida Surrogacy Laws
Each state has different laws regarding surrogacy. Some have very surrogacy friendly laws, like Florida’s surrogacy friendly laws, and some states either have no laws at all or have restrictive laws that make surrogacy legally risky for the parties. Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, can assist with any Florida surrogacy matter by either representing the…Read More
Florida Surrogacy Lawyer Marla Neufeld, Esq. Joins Men Having Babies Membership Benefit Program
As of June 2020, Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq. has joined the wonderful new program offered by Men Having Babies (“MHB”), called the Membership Benefit Program (“MBP”). The program is growing quickly with over 300 members offering services to those in need. Surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld is also a participant with MHB’s GPAP program…Read More
Do I need a Florida will and Florida estate plan for my surrogacy journey? Estate planning for expecting parents.
For intended parent(s) embarking upon a surrogacy journey, there are many required documents that must be put in place – surrogacy agreement, possibly an egg, sperm or embryo donation agreement, and numerous legal forms signed at the fertility clinic or with the embryo storage facility. For many intended parents, a surrogacy journey may be their…Read More