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Disposition of Embryos and Stored Genetic Material on Death and Divorce

Pre-conception intent and consent are determining factors.

In February 2021, New York adopted the Child-Parent Security Act (CPSA), a revolutionary and sweeping new law that applies to the legal parentage of children conceived using assisted reproductive means including in vitro fertilization (IVF). The statute adopts bedrock principles set forth in the Uniform Parentage Act and the American Bar Association’s Model Act Governing Assisted Reproduction, including that legal parentage of such children is established with reference to intent and consent

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