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Monday, May 7, 2012

Estate Planning and Reproductive Technology

Wills have been around for hundreds of years of course, but estate planning changes constantly to keep pace with changes in society. Recently the court in BC dealt with a case in which the relationship between same-sex partners came to an end. The two female partners  had purchased sperm from a donor and both had used the sperm to bear children. When they split up, there was a dispute over who was entitled to the remainder of the sperm. The ownership of this particular item is not something that an estate planning lawyer would have dealt with twenty years ago, but is relevant today. Click the link below to read an article about this case from http://www.allaboutestates.ca/.

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