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Emilee Lawson Hatch

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2018, Vol. 90, No. 4, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is continually changing the landscape of families and potential heirs. This is both miraculous and, at times, confounding. As modern technology has made posthumously conceived children possible, estate planning practitioners are left looking for guidance on how to best serve their clients. Attorneys need to know how to legally prepare their clients for unknown future children, draft comprehensive estate planning documents to include such children, administer estates or trusts where posthumously conceived children may be beneficiaries or distributees, and potentially represent individual posthumously conceived children. Click here to read the entire article