Helping Families Grow
Deciding to build your family or help another family grow can produce a wide range of emotions. You may not know where to start or what steps to take. Regardless of your role, you want to ensure that your rights are protected and that you understand the process ahead of you.
Attorney and partner Robert R. Walmsley has proudly been building families through surrogacy and adoption for nearly 30 years. At Jarrette & Walmsley, LLP, it is our mission to provide you with the legal assurances and personal support you need to begin the family-building process with certainty and confidence.
Understanding Assisted Reproductive Laws
Becoming a parent is extremely rewarding. Helping couples build their families through egg donation and surrogacy is gratifying and generous. Incredible advances in science and fertility medicine have finally made it possible for infertile individuals and couples to begin their families through the help of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Our attorney believes all individuals have the right to begin the family they so desperately desire. Because of this belief, attorney Walmsley has been at the forefront of assisted reproductive law, which covers the legal nuances of surrogate parenting and egg donation. In 1993, Mr. Walmsley argued before the Supreme Court in the milestone case Johnson v. Calvert – one of the first cases to define surrogacy law in California.
Our firm represents intended parents, surrogates and egg donors in all areas of reproductive law, including:
- Drafting and negotiating surrogacy (IVF) agreements
- Drafting and negotiating ova (egg) donor agreements
- Drafting and negotiating embryo donation agreements
- Drafting and negotiating sperm donor contracts
- Establishing parentage
- Obtaining pre-birth and post-birth judgments
- Providing financial and trust account management
- Birth registration
- Assistance connecting with fertility specialists and other professional services
Whether you are a future parent or are helping individuals fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, we are here to help. We want to ensure that all parties understand their rights, the risks and each step of this journey.
Understanding Adoption Laws
Adoption is such a beautiful way to open your heart and your home to a new life and create a new family. While the process can be overwhelming, your choice to adopt is admirable. You deserve to have your questions answered and your stress alleviated.
Having personally and professionally experienced the challenges of infertility and adoption, our attorneys know that parenting is a gift like none other. It is a choice of incredible responsibility and tremendous pride that everyone should be able to experience. At Jarrette & Walmsley, LLP, we acknowledge that the process can be long and difficult. Your comfort and confidence in the process is our priority.
Our lawyers provide legal representation, adoption plans and guidance for the following adoptions:
- Same sex
- Single parent
We offer a warm and safe environment where you will always feel welcome and know that your concerns are truly being heard.
Let Us Help You Build Your Family
Whether you are hoping to become a parent or want to help someone else experience the gift of parenthood, we are here to help. Call our attorneys today by dialing 805-697-7390 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve individuals in Los Olivos and Santa Barbara.