He Gets the China, She Gets the Flatware, But Who Gets the Frozen Embryos?

I previously posted on What Happens to Divorcing Couple’s Frozen Embryos May Turn on Fertility Clinic’s Waiting Room Consent Form .

Now a California family court trial judge has heard the case and ruled. And the divorcing couple’s frozen embryos will be destroyed.

Ultimately, the divorce court honored the agreement that each of the spouses signed with the fertility clinic, and followed where that led. And declined to place the Husband in the position of first becoming an unwilling father with his ex upon or after their divorce.

The family court may have attributed a greater degree of comprehension and accountability to the Wife as a medical doctor with professional experience of fertility clinics. But the divorce court’s ruling is consistent with much of the emerging case law in this arena.

Read more in this San Francisco Recorder article: Judge OKs Embryo Destruction in Bitter Divorce Case .