You Take the Embryos But I Get the House (and the Business): Recent Trends in Awards Involving Embryos Upon Divorce

Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 57, pp. 1159-1225, 2009

Posted: 24 Sep 2009  

Mark Strasser

Capital University - Law School

Date Written: September 24, 2009

Abstract

More and more couples must decide what to do with frozen embryos upon divorce. This article discusses the developing jurisprudence, comparing different approaches adopted or suggested in various jurisdictions. The article concludes that while the enforceable agreement approach has its own difficulties, it is far preferable to some of the other approaches currently proposed or adopted.

Keywords: embryos, divorce, agreement, contemporaneous consent, adoption, donation, destruction

JEL Classification: J12, J13, K10

Suggested Citation

Strasser, Mark, You Take the Embryos But I Get the House (and the Business): Recent Trends in Awards Involving Embryos Upon Divorce (September 24, 2009). Buffalo Law Review, Vol. 57, pp. 1159-1225, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1478032

Mark Strasser (Contact Author)

Capital University - Law School ( email )

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