Family lawyers across the country have been waiting with interest on the outcome of this High Court case. The situation faced by the litigants is increasingly common in our society – the man donated his sperm to friends, a lesbian couple, so they could have a child. He was heavily involved in the girl’s life for several years and then the couple decided that they wanted to move to NZ. Was the man simply a ‘sperm donor’ and thus had very few rights to prevent the little girl being shifted out of the country? Or was he a ‘father’ and thus had an influence over this? The High Court found the latter.
Our family lawyers at CMC have more than 80 years of experience between them. If you’re facing a similar situation, or are contemplating having children in the same way, give us a call on 4651 4800. There’s a lot to think about and decide on before you go ahead.