Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Recently, Alycia Kennedy wrote an article on the different legal issues stemming from posthumously conceived children. One focus of her article is the state's laws on Social Security and how it affects who is eligible to receive benefits after a parents passing. States are behind in addressing the possibility of posthumous conception. As a result, state law fails to protect these children. Kennedy shares her perspective on the creation of uniform standards for Social Security eligibility and proposes that children should take benefits if the sperm donor agreed to provide for the child and the child was conceived within four years of the father's death.
See Alycia Kennedy, The Argument for a Uniform Standard of Eligibility for Posthumously Conceived Children, Boston College of Law Review, (2013).
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.