Fertility law is one of the most complex areas of the legal system because it is such a new sector.
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In England and Wales, significant changes to laws regarding the rights of parents related to assisted reproduction have occurred.
If you are in a divorce or considering it, these laws may impact your right to spend time, raise, and be a part of the lives of your children. Austin Kemp’s divorce solicitors can help you to ensure your right remain protected.
Fertility law is an area of the legal system that deals with alternative ways of having children. This includes surrogacy, but it also involves those who use donor gametes or frozen embryos. The law focuses on supporting the rights of those involved in alternative birth methods and those who are co-parents.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 is at the heart of this legal area. When put into place, it created changes to existing surrogacy laws and recognises different applications to the phrase “a parent of a child.” Under this law, civil partners or couples who decide not to marry or become civil partners, including those who are the same sex or heterosexual, can be recognised as a parent of a child legally. The Act makes it possible for these parents to become the legal parent of the child, even though they may not have a biological relationship with the child.
There are numerous rules on when and how this can occur, and various requirements must be met before it is the case. Different requirements are in place for those who are married, those who are civil partners, or those who are neither.
Our goal as your solicitor is to provide you with information and resources to help you to become the legal parent of a child you have helped to raise, even if you may not be the biological parent of that child. When you contact Austin Kemp, our first step is to provide you with information about your rights and gather insight into your very specific situation.
Then, we work with you to ensure the Court learns of your rights and goals. Whenever possible, our team will work to create a fair divorce settlement in cases of divorce and address the custody rights of each parent, including the financial orders necessary to support the child and family after separation occurs.
This area of the law remains very complex, and it has changed many times since it went into place. With the help of Austin Kemp’s fertility law solicitors, you will gain insight and support in exploring all of your options, including help with the following:
Our team works closely with you to meet your very specific needs. In some situations, this may revolve around establishing a divorce first, such as transferring property as necessary and educating you about the accounting of your finances. Even if divorce is not something you need to worry about, Austin Kemp’s solicitors will work very closely with you to create a legal strategy to achieve your long-term goals.
Austin Kemp’s fertility law lawyers are available to help you at all stages of your life. We work with people facing incredible challenges to provide exceptional support.
We also provide for other areas of the law, including assisted reproduction, fertility treatment, surrogacy support and guidance, and parental responsibility. Our child law solicitors will work closely with you to best understand your specific needs, provide guidance, and then work with you in a court of law as needed to protect your rights.
Fertility law in the UK continues to change, but it is a complex area of the law. When you are facing questions about whether you are a legal parent of a child or when a divorce occurs, it is critical that you take steps right away to protect your rights.
Let our legal team provide you with explanations, insights, and support no matter what your situation is. With numerous child conception and birth options available today, it can be confusing. Whether you are simply trying to make a decision about how to conceive a child or you are separating, allow our team to support you.
Contact Austin Kemp’s solicitors now. Set up a consultation to discuss your specific situation regarding fertility law or related matters of family law. Trust in our experience and dedication to help you to obtain the legal guidance you need.
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