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Recent Surrogate Controversies Highlight Potential Contractual Issues to Keep in Mind

February 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Finalizes Rule, Providing Federally Funded Programs Discretion on Religious Grounds

January 22nd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

What To Expect: The Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Reproductive Technology

December 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique circumstances and dilemmas surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology.

New Law Addresses Termination of Parental Rights When Child is Conceived as the Result of Rape or Incest

November 3rd, 2020

Under Act 95, parental rights can be terminated without a pending adoption when the child was conceived as the result of a rape or incest.

Guidelines for Divorced/Separated Parents Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26th, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, here is some good advice on how to handle custody and co-parenting issues during the pandemic.

Philadelphia Bans Catholic Social Services from Providing Foster Care, Supreme Court to Hear Appeal

February 25th, 2020

The case will address the legal standards to be applied to First Amendment religious freedom issues, including how to determine whether a law is “neutral” or “generally applicable” even when it places a burden on religious beliefs or practices.

Challenge: Create a More Resilient Community

June 18th, 2019

Attending in support of the event,  each attorney brought back tools to enrich our ability to assist clients in a range of practice areas.

Superior Court Addresses Enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements

April 1st, 2019

On March 21, the Superior Court issues its first decision regarding enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements.

Federal Court Addresses Citizenship of Children Born Abroad Through Surrogacy

March 4th, 2019

The February 21, 2019 decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified the citizenship rights of children born abroad.

PA Supreme Court Determines that Mother’s Prenatal Drug Use Does Not Constitute Child Abuse

January 2nd, 2019

The decision, issued in  In the Interest of L.J.B. holds that a woman who engages in drug use while pregnant will not be labeled as a perpetrator of child abuse.  The decision notes the significant negative ramifications such a label would have on parent and child.