Here at Hildebrand Law Office, P.C., our attorney specializes in family law and has worked with families of all kinds over the years. She knows there are lots of ways to create a family, and she is prepared to provide the legal assistance you need to make sure the law recognizes yours. For example, if you and your partner are having a child via a surrogate, then you will need to consult a surrogacy attorney like ours.
In this article, we’ll go over a few reasons why you should talk to a surrogacy attorney when starting or adding to your family in this way.
- Comply with Surrogacy Laws – As you can imagine, surrogacy is a legally complex situation, so the first reason to talk to a surrogacy lawyer is to make sure you are doing everything by the book. Our attorney has thorough knowledge of Georgia’s surrogacy laws, and she will work with you to make sure everything is compliant with the regulations.
- Write Surrogacy Contract – Another reason why both intended parents and surrogates should consult a surrogacy attorney is because they will need help to write, negotiate, and finalize the surrogacy contract. This contract must cover all parts of the surrogacy relationship and process, including compensation for the surrogate, expectations and responsibilities for the parents and the surrogate, risks and liabilities for both parties, as well as sensitive issues such as selective reduction or termination.
- Protect Rights and Interests – A third reason to work with a surrogacy attorney throughout this process is to make sure you have someone protecting your rights and interests in this arrangement. Issues surrounding surrogacy can become fraught very quickly since parenthood and pregnancy can be highly sensitive topics, so it’s best to have someone in your corner in case things get heated.