“So you want to have a baby?” Join me at my CLE on October 7th with the Miami Dade Young Lawyers group. The panel will include Marla Neufeld, Hugo Acebo, and Judge Bernstein. Topics will include surrogacy, egg/sperm/embryo donation, impacts on same sex couples, and applicable case law relating to assisted reproductive technology law. Lunch will be…Read More
Marla Neufeld speaks at Palm Beach’s Resolve chapter meeting. Such an incredible outlet for people to get together to share their infertility struggles and successes. RESOLVE, the national infertility association (www.resolve.org) offers incredible support groups for those struggling with infertility. Please visit Resolve’s page to learn more about a meeting near you. http://www.gmlaw.com/marla-neufeld-speaks-at-the-resolve-infertility-support-group/Read More
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=20140515150449Read More
Can a same sex partner donate egg or sperm to their partner and retain parental rights and not be viewed as merely a donor?
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More