“WHAT HAPPENS TO FROZEN EMBRYOS DURING DIVORCE IN GEORGIA?,” DIVORCE MAGAZINE
In an article published in Divorce Magazine on Monday, May 13, Jordan Whitaker discusses what happens under Georgia law to frozen embryos during a divorce.
The most common issues surrounding frozen embryos in a divorce are whether to keep, donate or discard them. This often causes tension as one party typically wants to take one path, such as donating or discarding, while the other party may want to keep the embryos.
“Some states and reproductive clinics require couples to execute documents detailing disposition of their embryos upon certain events at the outset of the process. These agreements usually contemplate what would happen to the embryos in the event of death, divorce, separation, incapacitation or non-payment of storage fees,” explains Whitaker.
However, Georgia is not one of those states. There are currently no regulations providing guidance on this issue, meaning that, for now, all decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Whitaker recommends clients consider the implications of divorce, death or disability at the outset of the IVF process and put in writing what they believe should happen to their frozen embryos under each of those circumstances. For the full article, you may click here