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Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in South Dakota

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Over the last couple of decades, the field of assisted reproductive technology has grown rapidly. As new techniques have been created and refined, a host of new legal questions have been raised, mostly about who is actually considered the parent of a child born through third-party assisted reproduction. The field of assisted reproductive technology law has developed to help protect the rights of those involved in these procedures.

ART Law Practices in South Dakota

If you are considering a fertility treatment that utilizes a third party—like surrogacy or egg freezing—it’s especially important you retain the services of an attorney who has experience in reproductive technology law. Your attorney can help protect your rights by drafting agreements that clearly state the custody of the resulting child.

There are currently no attorneys in South Dakota who are members of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. However, there is one law firm in the state, Nicholson Tschetter Adams & Nicholson—which is located in Sioux Falls—that specializes in ART law.

Surrogacy Agreements in South Dakota

Because surrogacy is widely considered the most legally complex of the assisted reproductive technology techniques, it’s especially vital you talk with a reproductive law attorney before moving forward with this technique. There are currently no laws in the books in South Dakota on surrogacy agreements.

Your reproductive law attorney can draw up a surrogacy agreement that will clearly state that the surrogate does not intend to seek custody of the resulting child. It will also detail things like payment fee, additional fees, and payment dispersal.


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