Who Gets the Pets in a Split?

Who Gets the Pets in a Split?

If breaking up is hard to do, leaving your precious pet behind is even harder. Are you headed for a divorce, or, is your live in lover no longer loving and you can’t agree on who gets the pet? Well then, have a listen to see how courts will consider the issue. The approach will vary depending on your state of residence and whether you live in a community property state or a separate property state. Before spending a small fortune on litigation, listen to some valuable insights from my guest, Texas family lawyer Shannon Boudreaux who has handled these types of cases. This episode highlights some issues that a court will consider if the two of you can't agree on who will be the human in your pet's life.

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Sperm Banks in the United States: The Unregulated State of Affairs

Sperm Banks in the United States: The Unregulated State of Affairs

If you're considering Invitro Fertilization this episode is for you. Did you know that sperm banks in the U.S. are completely unregulated? My guest, family law Attorney Tabitha Charlton, shares her personal story about the many surprising and hidden issues she faced during her experience. Learn about the criteria for selecting a donor, how to go about it, what kinds of information is disclosed by the donor or verified by the bank, and the advantages and disadvantages of identity release. A must for anyone considering this option to conceive!

The unregulated state of affairs of sperm banks in the U.S. leaves recipients who conceive through Invitro Fertilization with many unanswered questions and a lifetime of doubts. Aside from a contagious disease test required by the FDA, no more information is required of donors, leaving families no choice but to play a high risk game of "trust the registry." Listen carefully for the valuable hidden issues you may not have ever considered before moving forward with this method of having a child. You'll be glad you did!