New York, N.Y. – June 3, 2021 – Greenspoon Marder family law partner Arthur Ettinger recently represented a same-sex couple in an order of parentage for their expecting child. The petition is Suffolk County’s first of its kind since New York’s Child Parent Security Act (CPSA) went into effect.
The passage of CPSA not only legalized compensated gestational surrogacy in New York, but also streamlined the process for intended parents in many other situations, including the issuance of pre-birth orders of parentage. Prior to the new law, same-sex couples were required to go through the extensive process of second-parent adoption, which included home studies with the child and more. With the new law in place, Mr. Ettinger was able to successfully complete the order of parentage of on behalf of his clients prior to the birth of the couple’s child.
“As a family law attorney, most of my court appearances do not end with everyone smiling. This experience was something different and very special,” said partner Arthur Ettinger. “I am so thrilled to be part of their journey and look forward to helping many more families with the new streamlined process.”
Marital & Family Law practice group has nearly a century of collective experience in a wide range of matters, from the seemingly straightforward to the most complex of issues. Working closely with our Surrogacy practice, our attorneys emphasize a holistic approach that takes into account all our clients’ needs, concerns, desired outcomes, and also legal considerations when beginning their surrogacy journey. Our team is available to assists clients throughout New York and Florida.
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