If you are a same sex couple and are thinking about having a baby, whether through donor insemination or IVF treatment or any other artificial insemination, you need expert legal advice about your options.
You need to know the legal implications of the decisions you make at the time of insemination and following the birth of your child, to enable you to make the right choices for you and your children and avoid any issues in the future. Alternatively, you may need advice on parent rights if your relationship has broken down.
How we can help…
If you feel that you want some advice before you begin the conception process, we can guide you through your options about who will become the legal parents of your child. This might depend upon factors such as your status as a couple (i.e. whether or not you are civil partners); where and how you conceive; and the legal forms you sign at the time of conception. We can also advise you on the merits and implications of a Parenting Agreement; advice if you have agreed to be a sperm donor; and surrogacy.
We have expertise in advising same sex families where the relationship between two parents has broken down and we understand the difficulties faced by separated families. We can advise you about Child Arrangements Orders and Parental Responsibility issues.
We adopt a flexible approach to working with our clients, with services available at a time and place to suit you, be it in person at one of our offices, your home or place of work, or by phone or email. We offer a range of payment options, such as fixed fees, pay as you go and payment by instalment and, if you are financially eligible, payment at the end of your case.
Our specialist family law solicitors are all members of Resolution, a national organisation of family lawyers committed to practising family law in a way which is constructive, child focused, preserves dignity and lessens acrimony. All of our family law solicitors are also members of the Law Society’s Family Law panel.
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