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Ohio Attorney Handling Surrogacy Contracts

When it comes to drafting surrogacy contracts, nothing is more important than clarity. All surrogacy contracts should include clear indications of financial responsibilities and legal rights. While some people choose to pull contracts off the internet and proceed without a lawyer, these cookie-cutter contracts often fail to protect important rights and fail to outline responsibilities. More importantly, these contracts often fail to address the state law controlling. It is important that intended parents and surrogates seek separate legal counsel. This will protect both parties should any misunderstandings arise at a crucial time in the process.

I am Ellen Essig, Attorney and Counselor, and I have been assisting clients with surrogacy and family building needs since 1986. From my office in Cincinnati, I help clients throughout Ohio, the country and the world.

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It does not take much to find a piece of paper that will outline the basics of a surrogacy contract, but in most cases, the law is much more complicated, especially if litigation is involved. You should understand two things before you sign any surrogacy contract:

  • Choice of Law: Which state law is going to apply to your surrogacy arrangement? This is an important consideration when intended parents and surrogates reside in different states. You need to choose a state that will allow for your desired result, whatever that may be.
  • Choice of Attorney: You need an attorney who is familiar with the law of your state and can help identify competent legal counsel to help review the contract and, if needed, secure the Birth Order in an efficient and cost-effective way.

I can help you with your surrogacy contracts without you ever stepping foot in my Cincinnati office. I work with Intended Parents and Surrogates all over the country and have helped numerous couples abroad as well. After you fill out a questionnaire, I can draft a contract and review it with you through e-mail, fax or phone. I can make sure it complies with the agreements you have made with your surrogate beforehand and handle any issues that arise during the process.

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With so many factors to consider in your surrogacy, you need to make sure you do everything you can to protect your rights and establish your responsibilities. I will escort you through the entire surrogacy process. Call me toll-free today at 1-866-427-4859 or contact me online to learn more about my services.