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I'm a gay man. I had a surrogate child 15 years ago while in

I'm a gay man. I had a surrogate child 15 years ago while in a relationship with another man. The child is biologically mine. The surrogacy contract was done in Arkansas, where the surrogate lives, but I reside in Arizona. The "intended parents" on this contract are myself and my partner whom I was with at the time. Six months after my daughters birth, my partner left and never looked back. Never a dime of child support or even a card. My question is whether my surrogate contract could be used in Arizona to help me get child support from my expartner. Thanks!

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Steven K.

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In Ohio, my sister and her husband may get divorced. They

In Ohio, my sister and her husband may get divorced. They had two kids (10 years twins) old. My sister is worried about losing custody of her kids because she is not the “biological” mother. He has threatened her with this before.They had problems getting pregnant. They ended up getting an egg donor. She is a great mom and does everything for the kids and her family. Everyone would say she is a great mom.Is there a chance she could not have legal rights to her kids - and lose all custody?

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LegalGems

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This is Mentor PAUL MJD ( I am a subscribed individual

This is for JA Mentor PAUL MJD ( I am a subscribed individual and this is about the 3 time trying to get this to you)Once again, I have a question dealing with Nursing Homes that useHospice for apparently terminally ill patients. This is a FloridaHospice.Once Hospice is assigned by the primary Surrogate, does Hospice control the Nursing Home ? Such as visitations, stimulation of the patients mind, feeding him, laughing and talking with him ? He is NOT onmorphine and only on vicodin every 12 hrs. He is coherent enough tocall my name tell me he loves me and thanks me for caring for him. Hehad a stroke in August, plus got Sespis, MRSA, kidney stones, pneumonia and some gastric bleeding. They put stents in for the stones he has, PLUS had a catheter since then. HE is 67 yrs old. He has chosen not to do dialysis. They were going to do surgery to remove stones but said he was too high of risk and cancelled it.A complaint was file against Hospice and an agreement was made that we could visit 9-12 and 4-7pm. This was agreeable with the family. Now the nursing home is telling us we are only allowed to visit 1 time a day.This is not what the investigator told 4 of us in his presence.I might add there was a physician that came in looked at my brother (he was sleeping) took his oxygen level opened his food container, said he was resting then deemed him incompetent, from what I understand. What is wrong with this picture ???We have gone 3 times a day to feed him food that areedible and liquids as much as he will drink, plus nutritional smoothiesthat are approved by the nursing staff. We have never done anything toharm our brother. To the contrary we have saved his life from the onenursing home that had him running a 104 fever and 580 blood sugar. We got him transported to a hospital that he was in previously. Theirdiagnosis was that he was so totally dehydrated that is why he lookedliked he had another stroke, due to his mouth sagging and tonguehanging. The primary surrogate was not present so the alternatesurrogate demanded they take him to the hospital. From there they put him into an Acute Hospital then to this Nursing Home then the Primarysurrogate, after being told they could not do more for him got Hospice.We were told by his children that he only had probably less than twomonths to live. My understanding is that is NOT in his file anywhere,nor does it say that he is dying. He is terminal due to the kidneys buthe is not dying. His neuro=psych introduced himself to me and told meto keep doing what we were doing as he needs the stimulation and getting out of bed and lots of visitors plus bringing home cooked meals to him.Is Hospice always this vicious ?? My other brother was told if he stayedpassed the visiting hours the cops would be called and hed be arrested.all but 3 family members live out of the city and state. What is thesolution to this mess. Get rid of hospice ??? The primary surrogatewill not communicate with the alternate surrogate.....so this has beenmost difficult for all involved.Any advice would be most appreciative as always. You're great !Respectfully Customer

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I need to know all about the child support principles or purpose

I need to know all about the child support principles or purpose , the legal frame of it. I been trying to find a specific article or code or rule to support the fact that PARENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE THE CHILDREN WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO CLAIM CHILD SUPPORT. I have not find anything. please help me out with this.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Hi,I am on H1B visa working PA and my wife is on H4 visa.we

Hi,I am on H1B visa working PA and my wife is on H4 visa.we are going to have a child through IVF treatment with the support from a surrogate mother.she is willing to do that for free of charge.after the delivery what is the legal procedure we need to go though ?do we need to meet a lawyer before doing this treatment (do we need to make an agreement or something stating that we are the biological parents or is hospital signing documents enough to prove when registering the birth of the child)can you please provide an estimate cost of the legal procedure ?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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good day -- we are a couple married and living in washington

good day --we are a gay couple married and living in washington dc. our son was born in india (via surrogacy). the CRBA only listed the biological father & no mother - reflecting the Indian birth certificate. Now that we are back home, we would like clarity on what we should do to ensure parental rights for my husband. Specifically, do we need a second parent adoption? Can we request an amended birth certificate from the District that lists both of our names since we were legally married at the time?Thanks for any guidance.a.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My husband and I are finally at a point in our lives that we

My husband and I are finally at a point in our lives that we are able to fulfill our dream of having a baby by using a surrogate; her eggs and my husband's sperm and would be artificial insemination.We need a lawyer who can write up the legal "jargon" to help keep our surrogate and us as safe as possible. Is there a lawyer out there in the Bemidji, MN area that could help us?Thank You,Susan Knutson

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Legalease

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My situation is very different and equally amazing. I am a

My situation is very different and equally amazing. I am a single 34yr woman,stable business owner,that can not conceive children. About four months ago I had a miracle walk into my life. Long story short, a young couple who were aware of my situation,through a mutual friend, came to me and asked me if I wanted them to concieve/give birth to a child for me. I was astonished!! After several lenghthly conversations, we agreed and committed to making this miracle happen. We are 8weeks along now and all are very excited. Now the big issue: what do we need to do to make this all legal before the birth in April 2014?? Please help me!!

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Im considering divorce but do not have a clue about the process.

I'm considering divorce but do not have a clue about the process. I'm worried that my husband won't provide enough money for me to live at the level I know. Mainly I'm concerned because I'm trying to have a child through surrogacy. This is expensive. Anyway u wanna look at it , having a child is expensive- if I wait any longer though, I'll not ever have the opportunity to have a family due to my age. If I got an attorney and filed for divorce now, how long would it take for him to give me enough money to move out and be on my own. I depend on him 100%, and this process of having a child is taking all my attention. I don't even want to have this conversation with him. I just want to leave. Legally, can I leave and still receive the financial security for my plans to continue forward including a baby? Being married would mean he's the father and child support would be assured I think. But if I become pregnant through surrogacy or naturally after filing, is there anyway to still receive child support? I feel like this marriage has seriously put me in serious mental hardships. Oppression and fears have been overwhelming. Stress too. We have a plan to have children and he even has a project at work he said is for mr that will generate income for myself. Legally how can I assure this position. I need to work and really despise the implications of being a gold digger. I want support and even though his ex wife is still after 11 years pressing him for money-I need answers. I need to know how I'll get money to leave, and how long till a judge can say I can have support -till it's in my hands? Thank you for any advice you can offer!

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