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Choosing a Friend as a Sperm Donor

An increasing number of people are choosing to become pregnant using donor sperm. Some are lesbian couples. Some are single women who don’t want to wait any longer to meet a partner before becoming parents. And some are opposite-sex couples in whic… Read More
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What to Include in a Prenup to Set Your Marriage Up for Success

Many people think of prenuptial agreements as planning for divorce. With that mindset, they are understandably reluctant to get one—who wants to admit defeat before a marriage even gets started? It’s true that a prenup is useful in the event of d… Read More
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Delegating Visitation During Military Deployment

Parents who serve in the military make many sacrifices for their country. One of those is the ability to spend time with their children when they are deployed. What happens to visitation during deployment, when a parent and child cannot be together?… Read More
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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost?

The journey to parenthood can be a difficult one, and for many intended parents, that journey takes them to surrogacy. Intended parents choose surrogacy for a variety of reasons, but whatever led them to the decision, they are usually, and understand… Read More
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Categories: Surrogacy
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Tax Deduction for Surrogacy Expenses

Starting or expanding a family, as every parent knows, can be a costly venture with priceless dividends. Those costs are usually higher than average when the journey to parenthood includes surrogacy. Many intended parents who are working with a surro… Read More
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Brinkley Law Firm Founder and Attorney Stephanie Brinkley Appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s Assisted Reproduction Technology Committee

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Attorney Stephanie M. Brinkley has been appointed Chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) Committee for the 2022-2023 year. Brinkley founded her Charleston based practice in 201,… Read More
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FAQs for LGBTQ+ Couples Using Assisted Reproductive Technology

Planning for parenthood is an exciting time. While all hopeful parents have a lot of questions about what lies ahead, same-sex couples have some unique concerns about the process of becoming parents and about their legal rights. Here are some of the… Read More
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Idaho Supreme Court Ruling on Non-Biological Parents’ Rights for Same-Sex Couples

A recent Idaho Supreme Court ruling should serve as a cautionary to parents of children conceived through artificial insemination, and individuals hoping to become parents through this method. Analysis of Gatsby v. Gatsby In 2015, two women, Linsay a… Read More
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Child Custody for Military Parents

People join the military for many different reasons: to make the world safer for their loved ones, to support their families, and because they love their country. While many of the motivations for military enlistment center around the desire to make… Read More
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Adult Adoption in South Carolina

Adults adopting adults is not the first thing most people think of when they hear the word “adoption.” And while adult adoption certainly isn’t as common as adoption of an infant or child, it’s more common than you might think. What is Adult… Read More
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Categories: Adoption