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Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in Wisconsin
If you are considering an advanced assisted reproductive technology procedure—one that involves a third party—it’s a good idea to retain the services of a reproductive law attorney.
That’s because these procedures are legally complex, since they involve the rights of not only the intended parents, but also the resulting child and the surrogate or egg donor. Over the last few years, this field of law that specializes in reproductive technology has grown rapidly.
ART Law Practices in Wisconsin
Your reproductive law attorney will help you navigate the family-building process. The following attorneys in Wisconsin are members of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys:
- Lynn J. Bodi, Madison, WI
- Carol M. Gapen, Madison, WI
- Stephen W. Hayes, Waukesha, WI
- Theresa L. Roetter, Madison, WI
- Judith Sperling-Newton, Madison, WI
- Emily Dudak Taylor, Madison WI
Surrogacy Agreements in Wisconsin
Surrogacy is considered the most legally-complex of all of the assisted reproductive technology techniques—especially traditional surrogacy, a procedure in which the surrogate is inseminated with donor sperm to conceive a child. But even if gestational surrogacy is used, there are legal questions that can arise regarding the resulting child and the rights of the surrogate.
While there are no laws on the books regarding surrogacy in Wisconsin, a court has recently ruled that these surrogacy agreements are in fact valid contracts. So if you intend to begin the surrogacy process, be sure to consult with a reproductive law attorney first. Your attorney will help you by drawing up contracts that detail your rights and obligations, as well as those of the surrogate. Most importantly, it will state that the surrogate does not intend to seek custody of the child.