Disembodied Eggs and Sperm: Ownership and Heirship?

A recent Marco Island (FL) Eagle article discussed Florida’s statutes regarding ownership of disembodied eggs and sperm and heirship rights of the children born of them.

As the article correctly points out, in the absence of written agreements regarding the eggs and sperm and estate planning documents regarding the children born of them, the statutes may operate in an unforeseen and unwanted way. If you make all the complex scientific provisions to have children via these methods, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to leave the legal consequences of those precious provisions to a legislated fate you wouldn’t have chosen.