Inheritance Rights of Frozen Embryos Article Published in Lawyers Weekly

An article by Attorneys David J. Correira and Eric D. Correira recently appeared in both Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Rhode Island Lawyers Weekly concerning the inheritance rights of frozen embryos. From the article: “On May 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court in Astrue v. Capato answered whether a child conceived and born after a biological parent’s death is entitled to receive Social Security survivors’ benefits. In answering the question, the court was required to consider a law first passed in 1939, and the advancements of modern science and medicine. The court determined that the answer was based on state law, specifically state intestacy law, and that under Florida law, which was the governing law for purposes of intestacy, the children were not entitled to inherit from their father and thus were not entitled to receive Social Security survivors’ benefits. The case also serves as a reminder of the importance of having a precisely worded estate plan that is reviewed frequently to ensure it is as up-to-date as possible.”

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