California individuals and couples who want to have a child, but are unable to will often think about their options to start a family. There are many ways for them to achieve their goals. One that is frequently used is to have a surrogate. Surrogacy is effective and can be successful. However, before moving forward with it, many couples and even the prospective surrogate will have concerns about how the law assesses these cases with legal rights, custody and more. A law firm that is experienced in helping people who are considering surrogacy is essential.
When a surrogate assists a couple by carrying the child, a contract is required to list the various aspects of the case. There is a litany of issues that should be mentioned in the surrogacy contract. To ensure that all the bases are covered, having legal assistance is a must. This can extend from determining who would be a good candidate to carry the baby all the way to disputes related to the agreement.
Those involved in the case should have help. That includes people who are trying to have a child through surrogacy as an individual and as a couple and are trying to come to an agreement with the surrogate to be the biological mother; people who are thinking about being a surrogate; same-sex couples who are concerned about legal issues related to surrogacy; and those in the middle of a contract dispute about the surrogacy.
Although most cases in which there is a surrogate who is helping a person or a couple have a child go smoothly, there can be complications. Failing to take the necessary and wise steps by consulting with a law firm that understands surrogacy and all it entails is a mistake that people will make because they think there is no potential for custody disagreements, battles over legal rights and other concerns. Unfortunately, they are sometimes wrong and it turns into an extended dispute with emotional and financial ramifications. A law firm that understands all aspects of surrogacy can help.