Concerned about losing access to pregnancy care, and fearful of legal consequences, surrogates and those who work with them are rewriting contracts and changing the way they operate.
Will in vitro fertilization and similar assisted reproductive technologies like surrogacy and donor-assisted conception remain legal and available to all Americans?
It soon could be unremarkable for a child to have three or more legal parents. This may sound fantastical, but it’s fast becoming reality: Six states have enacted laws over the past decade expressly allowing a court to recognize more than two parents for a child.
Artificial Insemination Statute Challenged in Murfreesboro, Tennessee Same-Sex Parentage Dispute: Compher v. Whitfield
How can a person without a biological connection to a child establish parentage in Tennessee?
Is There a Judicial Remedy for the Discrimination Same-Sex Couples Face from Their Inability to Marry Earlier?
Is there a judicial remedy for the discrimination same-sex couples face from their inability to marry earlier?
When can a father have a Tennessee court exercise subject-matter jurisdiction over a child born out of wedlock?
Application of Tennessee’s Artificial Insemination Statute to Married Same-Sex Parents Challenged in Clarksville, Tennessee: Harrison v. Harrison
Does Tennessee’s artificial insemination statute apply to children of same-sex marriages?
Parentage Challenged in Tennessee Same-Sex Divorce Where Child Conceived from In Vitro Fertilization: Potts v. Potts
Who does Tennessee recognize as a parent of a child conceived through in vitro fertilization?
Ugh. It’s that time of year again. Let’s rip this Band-Aid off and get on with our lives.
Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Challenged in Gallatin, Tennessee Child-Support Case: State ex rel. Kimberly C. v. Gordon S.
How can a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity be rescinded in Tennessee?
How can you rebut a paternity test in Tennessee? Read to find out.
I found this interesting article from The Washington Post titled “Five Myths of Fatherhood.”
Facts: Mother and Father had a five-year relationship. By the time it ended, Father lived in Illinois and Mother in Tennessee. Mother got pregnant. After Child…
Extraordinary Appeal Results in Reversal of Emergency Change in Custody in Roane County, TN Parenting Dispute: Milton v. Harness
Facts: Mother and Father never married. Child was born in 2010 in Arizona. Mother listed Father on Child’s birth certificate. Initially, Father lived in California…
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