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Can a surrogate be active duty military in Florida?

By Marla Neufeld | March 17, 2023

Women who choose to become a surrogate come from all walks of life. They may be a stay at home mom, nurse, businesswomen, etc., but some women interested in becoming a surrogate in Florida may be active duty in the military. When being matched with a surrogate, you may wonder if it ok to proceed…

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Florida New Abortion Law

By Marla Neufeld | June 30, 2022

Effective July 1, 2022, pursuant to House Bill 5 titled, the “Reducing Fetal and Infant Mortality Act”, Florida will ban most abortions after 15 gestational weeks. The law previously permitted abortions to occur until 24 gestational weeks. The Florida abortion law does not make any exceptions for cases of incest, rape, or human trafficking. The…

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Embryo Disposition and Divorce in Florida

By Marla Neufeld | January 11, 2022

Across the nation there is various case law addressing disputes over embryos in the event of the parties divorce. Some states strictly follow the terms of the parties agreements as to the disposition of the frozen genetic material. Many states have found that embryos should remain frozen until the parties reach a mutual consent as…

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By Marla Neufeld | January 6, 2022

Lawyers should not give medical advice. Doctors should not give legal advice. But it can be helpful when each respective professional gives a “heads up” on the relevant legal/medical issues so that the patient/client can seek out professional guidance from a lawyer or doctor, as applicable. For examples, lawyers for many reasons, never should give…

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Mosaic Embryos and Florida Surrogacy

By Marla Neufeld | October 20, 2021

As a Florida surrogacy attorney, I am not going to get into the medical jargon of what a mosaic embryo is, however, as a simplified explanation, a mosaic embryo is one that is genetically tested and the testing shows an abnormal result for the embryo, referred to as “aneuploid”, however such abnormality does not necessarily…

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant People to Prevent Serious Illness, Deaths, and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes from COVID-19

By Marla Neufeld | October 1, 2021

As we all know, COVID has had global impacts which have not spared the surrogacy industry. The decision on whether one should receive a COVID vaccine is personal and everyone has different options on their comfort level with receiving the COVID 19 vaccine. Surrogacy agreements address numerous issues surrounding COVID and the impacts on the…

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