Experienced & Friendly Surrogacy Solicitors in Durham
For some couples, the path to having children leads them to use a surrogate. The process is an option for gay or straight couples who are unable to start a family. There are different types of surrogacy:-
i) Gestational surrogacy- where a surrogate carries an embryo she is not biologically related to
ii) Traditional surrogacy- where a surrogate donates her egg as well as carrying the baby for you
It is often difficult to find a surrogate within the UK so many couples travel abroad to use a surrogate. Surrogacy is legal in many countries but you must make sure that you have legal advice to avoid any pitfalls. India has recently closed its doors to international surrogacy whilst the USA continues to be a growth area and increasingly popular destination for couples.
Once the baby is born, it is essential to apply for a parental order in order to confer legal rights on the intended parents as without this order, the English court recognises the surrogate mother (and her husband if married) as the legal parents of the child.
If you are considering using a surrogate to have a baby, we advise that you contact Natalia Lalas who has expertise in this area to advise and assist you. We have acted for clients both in England and abroad in helping them to create their families.
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I would like to say a sincere thanks to Jemma and EMG for helping me through a difficult time with a long term tenant who, through ill health was unable to carry on paying the rent and has since moved on to long term care, via the court of protection.
If Jemma hadn’t become involved and guided me through the difficult procedures to recover the arrears and regain the possession, I think we may have been struggling through without resolution for many months or even years.
I would certainly recommend Jemma and EMG to others in this position as you get the feeling that they really do care about your problems, but also in a very professional manner too.
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Thank you also for Richard, 100% agree with all your past clients, he so easy to work with, keeps you updated, fast and in general made the whole process (almost; as much as can be when buying a house 😉) stress free!
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