Fertility & Alternative Reproductive Technology Laws in New York
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Fertility Law is a dedicated practice group within Wisselman Harounian Family Law. We offer compassionate and comprehensive legal representation with respect to all kinds of agreements deriving from IVF, surrogacy, cohabitation and other assisted reproduction technologies (ART), as well as how these could come into effect during your divorce or family law dispute.
Our firm has been at the forefront of this developing area of law in New York and the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA).
We counsel intended parents, surrogates, fertility labs and others about their rights and protections under these new laws.
We offer a free consultation.
Why should you choose our law firm for legal guidance and counsel?
- All of our attorneys have earned top professional awards in the industry.
- We offer first responders special discounts to thank them for their service.
- We were founded in 1976 and bring decades of experience to each case.
Let us help you understand fertility and reproductive laws in New York so that you can protect yourself and your child from the uncertainties of future claims. Call 516-773-8300 any day to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our law firm.
Some of Our Services
- Prenuptial Agreements regarding frozen embryos
- Egg, Sperm, and Embryo Donation Agreements
- Gestational Surrogacy Agreements
- Embryo Agreements
- Co-Parenting and Cohabitation Agreements
- Name Changes
- Passport Applications
- Amending birth certificates.
- Adoption matters
Issues with IVF in New York
In-vitro fertilization (IVF) and “egg freezing” is becoming more and more common as Millennials decide to become parents much later in their lives than previous generations. New York lawmakers are scrambling to catch up to this increased demand for IVF as a form of fertility treatment. Recently, the 2020 state budget was approved, and it includes a clause to require many large insurance providers to update insurance plans so that they cover IVF treatments.
As an individual thinking of using IVF in New York, you should know that certain parentage issues can arise. If you and your current spouse freeze an egg and a sperm for fertilization later, but divorce before enacting the plan, then there may be conflict regarding who has a say in what to do with the frozen samples. Since both parties have contributed their DNA to the embryos, then both parties must have a say on the disposition of the embryos. Our Long Island IVF attorneys can help you assert your rights to parentage.
Family Law Issues for Same-Sex Parents
New York has legally recognized same-sex marriage since 2011, four years before the U.S. Supreme Court reached the same decision. However, topics beyond just same-sex marriage are not often explored by same-sex couples. That is to say, many same-sex couples do not know their own rights if they decide to divorce or separate from their same-sex spouse. When it comes to the issue of child custody, same sex couples may have unique concerns, especially if a child was born outside the marriage and using a donor sperm or egg.
Backed by our decades of collective legal experience and our proud support of LGBTQ+ community members, Wisselman, Harounian & Associates on Long Island can help you sort through your same-sex divorce case. We are standing by to address any and all questions, so you can feel confident that your future is only just beginning, even if it includes a divorce.