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Do egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and surrogates need their own attorney?

By Marla Neufeld | October 19, 2020

YES! Importance of Surrogates or Donor Having an Independent Third Party Assisted Reproductive Attorney In any surrogacy or donation of genetic material matter in the United States, the standard arrangement is for the intended parent(s) to have an attorney to draft the applicable agreement based on the applicable state law. International intended parents may also have…

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Book Club Questions for “Donor 9623” Podcast and Sperm Donation in Florida

By Marla Neufeld | October 13, 2020

Florida law specifically governs sperm donation. Florida Statute 742.14 sets out a legal framework regarding sperm donation, however, proper documentation and other best practices such as a mental health evaluation of the parties involved is necessary to ensure that the sperm donation is performed properly.  A large part of the litigation in Florida regarding third party…

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Marla Neufeld Panelist for University of Miami School of Law’s Child Advocacy & Family Law Society’s Panel on Family Formation

By Marla Neufeld | October 13, 2020

On October 13, 2020, Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, joined on a distinguished panel for the University of Miami School of Law’s Child Advocacy & Family Law Society Panel on Family Formation Panel. The presentation was a great overview of some of the emerging legal issues in Florida that relate to family formation within the…

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Important Legal Updates Impacting the LGBTQIA Community in Employment, Family, Immigration and Surrogacy Law

By Marla Neufeld | August 21, 2020

On August 20, 2020, Florida surrogacy attorney, Marla Neufeld, Esq., participated on a webinar at Greenspoon Marder, titled, “Important Legal Updates Impacting the LGBTQIA Community in Employment, Family, Immigration and Surrogacy Law”. Recently, the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s employment extended to gay and transgender employees. And while this has been needed and welcome…

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How do I apply for a social security card for my newborn born via surrogacy during COVID-19 closures?

By Marla Neufeld | July 16, 2020

Typically in a surrogacy context, the hospital will not submit paperwork to the Social Security Administration because they do not want to link the surrogate to the baby when the social security number is issued. In non-COVID times, after the baby was born and the birth certificate was issued, the parents could go to a…

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Can I make my surrogate have an abortion under Florida surrogacy laws?

By Marla Neufeld | July 14, 2020

Pursuant to Florida law (which stems from a woman’s right to make decisions that relate to her body), ultimately decisions relating to a surrogate’s body, such as having an abortion or not, are the surrogate’s decisions to make. Contractually pursuant to a gestational surrogacy agreement, a surrogate may agree to defer to the intended parents’…

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