Assisted Reproduction & the Law in New York With Denise Seidelman
Assisted reproductive technology has dramatically changed the concept of family. And it wasn’t until the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA) went into effect that the law in New York finally caught up with how children are being conceived.
But what happens if the parents of a child conceived with assisted reproduction get divorced?
Denise Seidelman is Cofounder of Rumbold and Seidelman, a firm specializing in adoption and reproductive law.
She served on the Board of Trustees for the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and was one of three attorneys who drafted the CPSA.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Denise joins Katherine to share the definition of assisted reproduction and explain how it works biologically and legally.
She describes how the Child-Parent Security Act revised parentage law, creating security for intended parents using assisted reproduction and making compensated surrogacy legal in New York.
Listen in for insight into how assisted reproduction impacts marriages and find out what happens to a frozen embryo in the event of a divorce.
The definition of assisted reproduction and how it works biologically and legally
Why genetics is no longer a factor in determining who’s a parent
How the Child-Parent Security Act revised parentage law in New York State
What the CPSA does to create security for parents of children conceived via assisted
Examples of difficult legal cases involving sperm donors before the CPSA
What it means to have a child through surrogacy
How the CPSA made compensated surrogacy legal in New York
The protections for surrogates and intended parents in the new law
How assisted reproduction impacts marriages
Denise’s insight on what happens to a frozen embryo in the event of a divorce
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