Category: Reproductive Law

Ask the Lawyer: Piecing Together Infertility Rights in the Workplace

Infertility impacts all areas of life – a person or couple suffering from infertility may struggle physically, emotionally, and financially in order to have a child. There is currently no employment legislation in place specifically related to infertility; however, there are multiple laws that may provide an infertile employee time-off for infertility treatment as well [...]

Same Sex Marriage and Family Building

The recent Supreme Court decision regarding same sex marriage has prompted many LGBT couples to join their lives through marriage and start building their family. Our practice frequently sees patients with questions about their options to have a biological connection with their future child/ren. Due to the many advances in modern reproductive techniques, there are [...]

Ask the Lawyer: Why is Correcting the Birth Certificate Important – Part 2

In some Pennsylvania counties, Pre-Birth Orders have been issued before the birth of a child in order for the Intended Parents to be named on the birth certificate. This is done for same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples whose child is born of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) by a Gestational Carrier. It confirms the Gestational Carrier [...]

Ask the Lawyer: Why is Correcting the Birth Certificate Important?

A birth certificate is used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver’s license, school registration, personal identification, entitlement to death benefits, child support, health insurance, student registration, conduct financial transactions for a minor child, verifying child entitlement to parent’s pension or other retirement benefits, eligibility as beneficiary of parent’s estate to name a [...]

Ask the Lawyer: Health Insurance Law in PA

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LEGAL ISSUES RELATED TO INFERTILITY AND INFERTILITY TREATMENTS FOR HEALTH INSURANCE LAW? In recognition of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-25, 2015, we will discuss some legal issues associated with infertility and infertility treatments as they relate to Health Insurance Law. Pennsylvania law does not law require insurance carriers to [...]

Ask the Lawyer: Impacts on Parentage

Q: DO YOU KNOW PENNSYLVANIA’S LGBT MARRIAGE IMPACT ON PARENTAGE? Due to same-sex marriage being recognized in Pennsylvania, gay parents now may be able to establish parentage of their children through marriage by the presumption of paternity (parentage) of a child born or conceived during the course of a marriage. Historically, second-parent adoptions, the adoption [...]