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
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
The COVID 19 virus has had a ripple effect through the entire world, and this impact has not spared the assisted reproductive technology world. Recent change in ASRM Guidelines on Embryo Transfers Recently, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued guidelines regarding the medical implications and precautions provided to those participating in assisted reproduction. …Read More
Traditional Surrogacy vs. Gestational Surrogacy Introduction: Surrogacy is defined as “the process of carrying and delivering a child for another person.” Black’s Law Dictionary 1582 (9th ed.2009). Surrogacy is then divided into two main categories: traditional surrogacy and gestational surrogacy. Traditional surrogacy vs gestational surrogacy is dependent on the source of the egg being used…Read More
Florida Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Inseminating a Woman Without Knowledge and Creates New Cause of Action, “Reproductive Battery”
Many states around the country are enacting laws to protect patients against reproductive fraud, with the Florida Senate just passing a law to address this important issue, subject to Florida House approval. The unanimously approved Senate Bill 698 is summarized per below. The new Senate bill was spearheaded by Florida Senator Lauren Book. An act…Read More