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The Curious Case of the Guardado Embryo

may 2018 Bar Bulletin
 

By Scott Semrau

In re: Marriage of Aimee Guardado and Otto Guardado
Court of Appeals Div. II, No. 49345, February 6, 2018


Becoming Mr. and Ms. Guardado, Otto and Aimee married in December 2011 and the next month headed straight for the in-vitro fertilization clinic. A couple of months, a few signatures and about $10,000 later, they found themselves the holders of three viable embryos. Two of the embryos were implanted into Ms. Guardado and the third was frozen for later. Having previously undergone a vasectomy, Mr. Guardado’s future reproductive ambitions, at least metaphorically, were now in the bank. Nine months later, Ms. Guardado gave birth...

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