Since modern science has made it possible for couples to freeze their embryos and save them so they can get pregnant later in life, there are new issues rising that have to do with what should be done with the frozen embryos if the couple gets divorced. There is no one right solution to this problem, so the best thing to do is meet with a family law attorney before freezing your embryos.
- McQueen isn’t alone in her fight to reproduce post-divorce. In 2015, California anesthesiologist Dr. Mimi Lee lost her fight to retain embryos created via IVF in 2010. She and her then-husband, Stephen Findley, signed an agreement stating the embryos would be discarded if the couple divorced, the Wall Street Journal reporte
- Discuss and include very clear language in the IVF contract regarding the use and disposition of the embryos in the event of divorce.
- Meet with an attorney who specializes in family law if you are considering going through IVF. Taking responsible steps before you go through the fertility process can save you a great deal of anxiety, anger and heartache down the road, should your marriage end in divorce.
“Jalesia McQueen, 44, wants more children and wants to accomplish this using the embryos, which were created during her marriage to Justin Gadberry, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Her ex-husband doesn’t want more children, and doesn’t believe he should be required to reproduce against his will.”