The decision to create a family together or to grow your family with the addition of a child is one life’s most exciting decisions. While the recent decade has brought many important changes toward true equality for LGBTQ+ people, couples and families, it remains an uncertain time nationally.
At Clark Newberry Law Firm, a LGBTQ+ owned law firm, we continue to monitor the national trends and changes in the rights of LGBTQ+ people, couples, and families in an effort to help our clients navigate their journey and protect their families.
We handle family formation in both California and Nevada. California law and Nevada law are particularly favorable to LGBTQ+ families, and the process for establishing legal parentage for both of a child’s intended parents is more streamlined, less invasive and more cost effective than it is in other states.
We are here to help you at all stages of your family formation, whether you are researching the options for creating your child, or your child is already here. We handle LGBTQ+ family formation from pre-conception counsel, egg donation contracts, embryo donation contracts, known sperm donor contracts, reciprocal IVF (RIVF) agreements, gestational carrier (surrogate) agreements, independent counsel for parties to a gestational (surrogacy) arrangement, second parent adoptions and parentage orders.