To assist our clients with their goal of building a family through reproductive technology, the firm provides a variety of legal services:
- Assisting Intended Parents determine available options to build their families by means of assisted
reproduction, utilizing the services of a gestational surrogate, egg donor, sperm donor or donated embryos, offering counsel with respect to the various alternatives.
- Providing legal counsel to individuals seeking to assist others in their family-building efforts by serving as an egg donor, sperm provider, a gestational surrogate or by donating embryos.
- Counseling clients to identify practical considerations that are key to a successful arrangement, such as health/medical insurance coverage, decisions regarding embryo disposition, and estate planning considerations.
- Counseling individuals and couples regarding financial issues related to each type of reproductive arrangement, as well as financial alternatives to fund their chosen family-building option.
Clients can expect to receive the benefits of the firm’s knowledge and experience throughout their representation. We counsel each client with regard to their respective legal rights and responsibilities, while drafting and negotiating the documentation essential to successfully achieving their goals. To facilitate these goals, the firm works with other professionals , fertility clinics, physicians, mental health professionals, escrow agents, and agencies that provide matching services for gestational surrogacy and egg donation.
The Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso advocates on behalf of all clients to build and strengthen families of all types, supporting parenting by all individuals and couples regardless of race, sexual orientation, age or marital status. We are committed to promoting equality and inclusivity for all.