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Open Records Adoption Law Change

Effective July 1, 2023, adoptees will have access to their original birth certificates

Divorce & Family

Upcoming Collaborative Law Introduction

Vermont couples have the option to choose collaborative law to avoid the stress and expense of adversarial court battles. Find out why the collaborative process may be best for you and the long-term well-being of your family as you move into two households.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

Clarifying Misconceptions: The Law of Gestational Surrogacy in Vermont

I recently received an e-mail from intended parents I was representing in a gestational surrogacy arrangement. Their carrier is due in the fall, and they were hearing some surprising statements from the hospital birthing center staff.


What does COVID-19 mean for assisted fertility and surrogacy?

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on our lives. This global pandemic challenges our capacity to cope with fears, isolation, and uncertainties. For intended parents and gestational carriers, COVID-19 is also impacting their surrogacy journey.


Hughes Helps Author Vermont’s New Parentage Act – H.562

Kurt M. Hughes, a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, was recently a guest on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition, and has been testifying before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees regarding Vermont’s new parentage act, H.562 which he helped to author.