Hersh Family Law Practice


Family Formation

HFLP assists heterosexual and LGBT clients who are forming their families through adoption and assisted reproduction. The possibilities for family formation have expanded with advancement in reproductive law and assisted reproductive technologies.

HFLP understands and cares about this evolving area of the law. The Firm has made new law advancing the interests of children of same-sex parents, the rights of same-sex parents, and the legal interpretation of donor agreements within intimate relationships. Our appellate work has resulted in published opinions in this area, which can be reviewed at this website, including the 2000 California Appellate Court opinion of In Re Guardianship of Olivia J. and the 2005 California Supreme Court opinion of K.M. vs. E.G.

HFLP continues to follow the evolving opportunities afforded by developing law and scientific advancements. The Firm provides consultation, guidance, and legal representation in areas of Family Formation. HFLP drafts contracts between intended parents and their egg donors, sperm donors, and/or surrogates. HFLP establishes parental rights through parentage judgments and adoption.

HFLP continues in its willingness to take on appellate work that will advance the law in the area of Family Formation and the best interests of children.

This is intended to be a summary description and should not be relied upon as legal advice. More information may be obtained by consulting an attorney providing these services at HFLP.


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