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Reproductive Technology Offers Niche Practice For Lawyers

By Marla Neufeld | May 14, 2014

Marla in the Press! Julie Kay, Daily Business Review Reproductive Technology Offers Niche Practice For Lawyers http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/id=1202655250683/Reproductive-Technology-Offers-Niche-Practice-For-Lawyers?slreturn=20140515150449    

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Can a same sex partner donate egg or sperm to their partner and retain parental rights and not be viewed as merely a donor?

By Marla Neufeld | April 29, 2014

In late 2013, the Florida Supreme Court held that the Florida egg, sperm and embryo donation statute (Florida Statute 742.14) was unconstitutional as it only allowed legally married heterosexual couples to retain parental rights to child born resulting from donated genetic material from one party to the other. The case involved a lesbian couple where…

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Babies Conceived After The Death of A Parent Under Florida Law

By Marla Neufeld | April 29, 2014

Posthumous Conception in Florida Consider this scenario. A husband and wife prepare reciprocal wills where a portion of the estate goes to their “issue”. The couple while undergoing IVF, freezes and stores unused embryos for future use. Following the death of the husband, the wife, who then remarried, utilizes the frozen embryos and gives birth…

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Why is "ART" (assisted reproductive technology) law increasing?

By Marla Neufeld | April 29, 2014

  Millions of Americans suffer from infertility and medical advances relating to fertility practices are occurring on an annual basis. As a result, the medical advances and legal issues they are creating are intimately interwoven with the practice of every kind of family law, including paternity and maternity, adoption, and divorce. As of 2002, the…

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Affirmation of Parental Status After Surrogacy Under Florida Law

By Marla Neufeld | April 29, 2014

Typically, upon the birth of the child, the surrogate’s name is placed on the birth certificate commonly with the name of the intended father. The intended parents who use the services of a surrogate must obtain a court order determining legal parentage for the child. The court order directs the appropriate state department of vital records to…

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Will the donor sperm have parental rights in a “do it yourself” artificial insemination under Florida law?

By Marla Neufeld | February 22, 2014

Florida’s egg, sperm, and embryo donation statute (Florida Statute 742.14) provides that the donor of egg, sperm, or embryos has no parental rights to the resulting child (unless between a commissioning couple or a preplanned adoption agreement is in place) when using assisted reproductive technology. Florida law defines “assisted reproductive technology”, in part, as procreative…

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