Will you be the superhero in artificial conception matters, the person known as the “go to” lawyer to solve the issues that face clients in artificial conception cases and run such cases confidently? Do you want to be the IVF superhero?
Did you know that more than 100,000 babies were born as a result of IVF in Australia over a 30 year period? There are approximately 11,000 babies born each year as a result of IVF with a 10% increase over 4 years. These figures represent formal IVF with informal artificial insemination not accounted for in statistics, yet used by couples regularly.
Family Law practitioners need to grasp the law applicable to artificial conception cases if they want to increase their client base, broaden their practice, which will ultimately provide greater opportunity for business growth as babies born through artificial conception procedures will continue to rise, as they have done in the past, and come before the Courts.
6 typical artificial conception scenarios:
- same sex couple with a known sperm donor
- same sex couple with 1 (or more) child/ren
- child support – child conceived through artificial conception
- known sperm donor seeking parenting orders
- both women in same sex relationship – birth mothers to children of relationship
At the very least, practitioners need to understand the provisions in the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) in respect to parentage (concerning IVF), they include:
- s 4 – defines parent
- ss 69P – 69 u – parentage presumptions
- s 60H – deeming provision and
- common law
To run a case confidently and successfully, a broader knowledge of the following legislation is also required:
Status of Children Act 2010 (NSW)
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth).
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