Parentage Orders or Judgments of Parentage are court orders securing the Intended Parent or Intended Parents'
status, rights, and obligations
as the legal parent(s) of the child(ren).
Parentage Orders may be obtained by Intended Parents who conceived a child through assisted reproduction with the intent that both be the legal parents of the child.
The Maine Parentage Act sets forth eight main mechanisms
for establishing parentage.
The Child Parent Security Act has simplified the path to securing legal parentage for individuals, unmarried couples, and same sex couples in New York who have conceived a child through assisted reproduction.
We represent Intended Parents in petitioning the court,
prior to the birth of the child, to have the names of the Intended Parent(s) placed on the child's birth certificate and their legal parentage established at the moment of birth.
This is referred to as a pre-birth order.
We also represent Intended Parents in obtaining
post-birth parentage orders as required.