Practice Area: Family Law

New Surrogacy Law Brings Opportunities but Practitioners Beware

For many families experiencing fertility struggles and/or LGBTQ families, gestational surrogacy is an important family building option. For some, it is the only option for conceiving a child that is biologically related to them. However, gestational surrogacy in New York has had a complicated and tumultuous history.

Tremendous Progress and Challenges: What Lawyers Need to Know About Transgender Parents and Children

With tremendous progress for transgender people and the transgender community in recent years, tremendous challenges have also come to light. Understanding these challenges is essential for lawyers to provide competent representation to their transgender clients. Pronouns, poverty and parentage were up for discussion on the Family Law Section’s Annual Meeting program, “Transgender Parents/Transgender Children: Sensitivity, … Continued

COVID-19, Domestic Violence and the Forgotten Home Term

As the nation remains focused on the rising number of COVID-19 cases, one statistic has been largely overlooked – the rise in domestic violence cases brought on, to a large degree, by the stress of mandatory stay-at-home orders. While the surge is cause for concern, it is not unprecedented. At the end of World War … Continued