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Surrogacy and Birthright Citizenship: What You Need to Know

What is “birthright citizenship,” and how does it affect families formed through surrogacy? There are two ways in which someone might have birthright citizenship in the United States. The first stems from the Fourteenth Amendment to the United St… Read More
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Military Protective Orders: Understanding Your Options

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is present everywhere in American society, often just under the surface. Rich families, poor families, and those in between; families of every race and ethnicity; families in cities, suburbs… Read More
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Should You Act as a Surro…

Should You Act as a Surrogate for a Friend or Family Member?

There are many reasons people may choose to build their family through surrogacy. The intended parents may be same-sex partners, a heterosexual couple struggling with infertility, surrogacy is not permitted in the parents’ native country, or there… Read More
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Do VA Benefits Get Divided Up in a Divorce?

A common question from service members and spouses facing a military divorce is which benefits get divided up, and how. Some benefits are subject to division in a divorce, and others are not. To understand what benefits you may be eligible for, and w… Read More
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What Happens to My Unused Embryos?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) has allowed many people who otherwise couldn’t conceive to do so, with a little help. Anyone who has ever been through IVF knows that it can be physically draining, time-consuming, and expensive. It’s also an emotiona… Read More
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Five Tips for Facing a Military Divorce

Even under the best of circumstances, divorce is never easy. Being in the military, or having a spouse who is, adds a layer of complexity and stress to the divorce process. To make matters harder, many divorce attorneys are unfamiliar with issues uni… Read More
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Choosing an Egg Donor: Fi…

Choosing an Egg Donor: Five Things to Consider

If you have decided to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogacy with donor eggs, you are facing a big decision: choosing an egg donor. The process of choosing may seem overwhelming, and you may not know where to begin, especially if you do no… Read More
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Brinkley Law Firm, LLC to open satellite office - Greenville, South Carolina

January 2020 – Brinkley Law Firm, LLC opens satellite office located inside of NOMA Tower, 220 N. Main Street, Ste. 500 in Greenville, South Carolina. Meetings are scheduled by appointment via the main office in Charleston (843) 277-9009. Read More
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2019 Probate Bench/Bar seminar in Columbia, South Carolina

Attorney Stephanie M. Brinkley and the Honorable Monét Pincus of the South Carolina Family Court present at the 2019 Probate Bench/Bar seminar in Columbia, South Carolina. “Who Gets the Family Jewels?” addresses assisted reproduction technology… Read More
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Attorneys Stephanie M. Brinkley and Jacqueline Bond Anthony present on “Adoption 101”

Attorneys Stephanie M. Brinkley and Jacqueline Bond Anthony present on “Adoption 101” before Charleston County Bar members. “Family building is a nice alternative to traditional family law. Using one’s skills to create families can give balan… Read More
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Since founding Brinkley Law Firm in 2011, attorney Stephanie Brinkley has helped families grow and expand by navigating them through the legal challenges surrounding Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) and Adoption. As an attorney who focuses on f… Read More
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Maggie M. Ramsey brings to the firm considerable knowledge and experience in matters that impact Lowcountry families. Her services are dedicated to assisting families, especially those who serve the community through military service, government cont… Read More

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