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Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in Maine
Over the last couple of decades, many new advances have been made in the field of assisted reproduction technology that have greatly enriched the lives of those looking to build their families.
But as the technology has developed, new legal questions have been raised as a result of these procedures, especially when third parties are involved in a child’s birth. Attorneys are now specializing in a field of law called assisted reproductive technology law, or family building law. If you are considering an ART procedure, it is vital you retain the services of one of these attorneys.
Family Building Law Attorneys in Maine
The following attorneys in Maine are members of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys:
- Christopher Berry, Gorham, ME
- Judith M. Berry, Gorham, ME
To find other attorneys who specialize in assisted reproductive technology law, you can ask your fertility doctor for any recommendations he or she may have.
Surrogacy Agreements in Maine
Surrogacy is widely considered to be the most legally complex of the ART procedures, since a third-party—the surrogate—is involved.
In Maine, there are no specific laws that deal with surrogacy agreements. But if you are considering using surrogacy to build your family, it is very important that you consult with an assisted reproductive technology attorney before you begin the process. Your attorney can help you understand the laws in your state and can make sure your rights are protected throughout the process. He or she can draft a surrogacy agreement, which will detail information like the custody of the resulting child, how any payment will be dispersed, and any other details vital to the contract.