Surrogacy laws in Queensland are complicated and you should seek professional advice from a qualified lawyer before committing to any further steps.
Our Phoenix Family Law team is able to guide you through the steps and restrictions upon surrogacy in Queensland, including what classifies as ‘altruistic surrogacy’ – and conversely what would be considered ‘commercial surrogacy’. This is an important distinction and something that must be considered because it has clear legal ramifications.
There are a number of steps in Queensland Surrogacy Laws that we can advise you on, such as the nature of the surrogacy arrangement, jurisdictional concerns, reasonable medical costs, counselling, loss of earnings, and reasonable travel expenses. These can be areas that will change from situation to situation and Phoenix can help ensure that you understand what factors may be relevant for you.
It will also be important to understand how the Queensland Legislation in the Surrogacy Act 2010 (Qld) relates to the legal ownership of the child, and how the parentage transfer mechanism can occur as it will be important to know who is classified as a parent under Queensland law. We are well versed in how this process works and can help you to understand what to expect in applications, timeframes, restrictions, and how to manage potential difficulties.
If you are considering surrogacy as an option, it is best to seek legal advice to ensure that the arrangement that you enter into is one which you fully understand and are prepared for.
Alternately, if you have concerns or problems arising from a surrogacy arrangement, then please come speak to the Phoenix Family Law team about you situation and we will try and help you to understand your options.
If you want to speak further about your Queensland Surrogacy situation, simply get in touch with Phoenix law at +61 (07) 3180 0908
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