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Surrogacy & Assisted Reproductive Technology

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For couples exploring alternative pregnancy options such as surrogacy, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other forms of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), there are many legal issues to consider.


South Australia

Surrogacy is legal in SA, but current laws only permit altruistic surrogacy arrangements, making it illegal to pay someone for their services as a surrogate. More information can be found here

Family lawyers at Tindall Gask Bentley can:


Some couples desperate to become parents head overseas to find and pay a surrogate mother. Again, there are legal implications to be considered.

Family lawyers at Tindall Gask Bentley can:


Unfortunately disputes between parties can occur during the surrogacy process and Tindall Gask Bentley can provide advice in these circumstances.

TGB’s media links on surrogacy:

14/8/12, Today Tonight: Surrogacy and South Australian law

3/10/11, The Advertiser: Families ready to pay the price for a baby

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Family lawyers at Tindall Gask Bentley provide advice to people who want to use ART – either commissioning parents or egg/sperm donors.

We also provide advice relating to relationships with the child, such as custody and child support payments.

Advice for same sex couples

Surrogacy and ART is particularly relevant for same sex couples who want to start a family, and lawyers at Tindall Gask Bentley can provide advice relating to:

This is a complicated area of law, so it is extremely important to seek legal advice from experienced family lawyers.

Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers is the largest family law firm in South Australia and also has offices in Western Australia and Northern Territory. Contact us.

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