Family Law

Family Law News 2017, Issue 1, Volume 39, No. 1

MCLE Article: The Family Lawyer’s Guide to Assisted Reproduction Law in 2016

Deborah H. Wald, Esq. and Richard B. Vaughn, Esq.

Deborah Wald is the founder of The Wald Law Group, an all-purpose family law firm in San Francisco, where her primary practice areas include parentage litigation, custody, adoption and assisted reproduction law. She is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and was named a California Super Lawyer for both 2015 and 2016. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and the Academies of California Adoption and Family Formation Lawyers, and a member of the reproductive law committee of the American Bar Association. In addition, she is Chair of the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

At International Fertility Law Group (IFLG), Rich provides legal services nationwide to clients from all over the world hoping to build their families through assisted reproduction. Among many other volunteer activities, Rich chairs the A.R.T. Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. Rich has also served on the National Board of the American Fertility Association (now Path 2 Parenthood). Rich has lectured at legal and family building conferences around the world, and has been featured as a fertility law expert on NPR, Parenting Magazine Live and other online radio shows. Rich and his husband are the proud parents of twin boys through egg donation and surrogacy.

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