On Saturday 23 May 2015 Nicholes Family Lawyers and JOY 94.9 hosted a Modern Family Legal Forum. JOY 94.9’s award winning broadcaster and radio producer, Dean Beck, interviewed several guests on important perspectives of LGBTI parenting issues and there was dynamic discussion amongst the various members of the audience who were all stakeholders in the community including representatives from Rainbow Families, Gay Dads, Melbourne IVF Clinic, Immigration Law Expert and Nicholes Family Lawyers (LGBTI team) speaking about all laws relating to the parentage of children born of same sex relationships, the role and rights of donors and the use of international sperm, co-parenting arrangements, adoption, foster care, surrogacy and visa issues. Speaking were also Vincent Papaleo Psychologist, Jacqui Tomlins the author the Resource Kit for Rainbow Families, LGBTI mums and dads and donors discussing their experiences (covering various scenarios such as co-parenting, foster care, adoption and surrogacy). The link to the podcast of the JOY 94.9 Modern Family Legal Forum which will be airing in June. Watch this space.
Nicholes Family Lawyers can provide advice in relation to the complex legal issues that may arise in relation to starting families and other issues affecting the GLBTI community. There are many options for same sex couples starting their own families and donors. We work with all the relevant stakeholders and empathise with the issues that affect the community and promote a pathway to navigating some of the legal challenges. Please call our office on 9670 4122 or visit our website www.nicholeslaw.com.au to confer with our LGBTI specialist legal team.