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Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos Upon Dissolution. Part 6 of 6.

Which Approach is California Most Likely to Adopt? Hecht v. Superior Court (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 836, and In re Estate of Kievernagel (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 1024, California cases discussed in Part 2 of 5 of this series, suggest that the...

October 10, 2015
Family Law

Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos Upon Dissolution. Part 4 of 6.

Last week, in Part 3 of 6, we discussed the contractual approach (as labelled by Mr. R. Benjamin Vojtik, our law clerk who boiled down his research into readable format for us). Today we continue our examination of the three...

October 6, 2015
Family Law

Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos Upon Dissolution. Part 3 of 6.

Three primary legal theories have been employed by other states to deal with disposition of frozen embryos. Today's post is focussed on what our law clerk, R. Benjamin Vojtik, our Law Clerk has identified as the "Contractual Approach." How Are...

October 1, 2015
Family Law

Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos upon Dissolution. Part 1 of 6.

We have been watching the development of several cases in our Family Law courts throughout the State of California, dealing with the question of whether frozen embryos should be treated as property, or as a potential human being. Even now,...

September 22, 2015