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Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in Tucson, AZ
The field of assisted reproduction has grown and changed rapidly in the past couple of decades. As this has happened, a new field of law has developed to help answer some of the legal questions these new procedures have brought with them.
Reproductive technology law, or family building law, has developed to help protect the rights of those involved in certain ART procedures, especially ones which require a third-party such as surrogacy. Attorneys who specialize in this field can help make sure the rights of the intended parents are protected throughout the process.
ART Law Practices in Tucson
Why is it so important to retain the services of a reproductive law attorney? These attorneys can draw up contracts that specify custody of the resulting child, and can make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire process.
The following Tucson attorney is a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys:
- Scott E. Myers
Additionally, the following members of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys are located in Phoenix:
- Rita A. Meiser
- Daniel I. Ziskin
Surrogacy in Arizona
Currently, both traditional and gestational surrogacy agreements are prohibited by Arizona law, though the act of surrogacy itself is not considered illegal. Although Arizona courts consider the surrogate the legal mother of the child, there tends to be fewer complications with the process if paperwork is completed before the birth of the child.
Because of Arizona law regarding surrogacy agreements, it is especially important you retain the services of a reproductive law attorney. Your attorney can help you understand how this law applies to your situation and what you can do moving forward.