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Overview of Florida Surrogacy Laws

By Marla Neufeld | June 12, 2020

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…

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Florida Surrogacy Lawyer Marla Neufeld, Esq. Joins Men Having Babies Membership Benefit Program

By Marla Neufeld | June 12, 2020

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…

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Do I need a Florida will and Florida estate plan for my surrogacy journey? Estate planning for expecting parents.

By Marla Neufeld | June 12, 2020

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…

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COVID 19 and Surrogacy Impacts

By Marla Neufeld | March 18, 2020

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. …

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Traditional Surrogacy vs. Gestational Surrogacy Overview

By Marla Neufeld | March 13, 2020

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…

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Florida Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Inseminating a Woman Without Knowledge and Creates New Cause of Action, “Reproductive Battery”

By Marla Neufeld | March 6, 2020

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…

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