There are many technologies today that allow for an LGBT couple, a single person or a couple with reproductive difficulties to conceive and raise a child. With the availability of these technologies, it is extremely important for all of the parties involved to protect themselves. If you have a potential assisted reproductive technology issue, you should contact the Bay Area lawyers of Howard & Fei, LLP to get a consultation on your case at 510.464.8083.
Having an agreement in place can prevent future hassles involving potential visitation, custody or other issues. An agreement would not only protect the parents by limiting the interaction between their child and the donor, or gestational carrier to the level that they are comfortable with (or any at all), but it would protect the donors from being liable for support in the future. For example, a sperm donor may be liable for child support payments in the future if the artificial insemination is not handled properly in the beginning.
To get an assessment and consultation of your particular situation, please call the lawyers of Howard & Fei, LLP at 510.464.8083 or visit our website.