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Groundbreaking frozen embryo case decided by Court of Appeals

In a landmark case which has received national attention, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled this week that frozen embryos are not to be considered the same as children for the purposes of Missouri divorce law. Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger represents the former husband in this case and successfully argued that his client should not be required to become a parent against his wishes. The former wife seeks to use frozen embryos the couple created while married to become pregnant against the desires of the former husband. The case appears to be the first of its kind nationally in which a dispute over frozen embryos must be decided in the context of the question of when human life begins.

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Tim R. Schlesinger

Tim R. Schlesinger

Attorney Tim Schelsinger practices in The Firm's Family Law Group as well as providing estate planning representation. In addition to his legal work, Mr. Schlesinger is on the Board of Directors for The Women's Safe House. Some of his more specialized cases have included surrogacy, Egg Donation, Embryo Donation, and Third-Party Assisted Reproduction.