Family Law

Family Law News 2015, Issue 3, Volume 37, No. 3

The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Assisted Reproduction Law

Deborah H. Wald, Esq.

Deborah H. Wald is a family law attorney in San Francisco, CA, with over 15 years experience representing contemporary families and children. For more information please visit or send an email to

As more individuals and couples turn to assisted reproduction in their quests to become parents, family law attorneys will be called upon more frequently to address issues related to assisted reproduction law. Common examples include fights between divorcing couples over who gets the frozen embryos, and parentage disputes when a couple has used donated eggs or sperm so only one of them is genetically related to their child. Yet, assisted reproduction law remains a mystery to many family law attorneys. This article attempts to provide some basic information for family law attorneys that will assist them in addressing assisted reproduction issues as they arise in their cases.

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