Why Should the Surrogate Mother and Intended Parents have Separate Legal Representation?

Why Should the Surrogate Mother and Intended Parents have Separate Legal Representation?

In law, we are always concerned about conflicts of interest or avoiding the mere appearance of conflict
of interest. In the area of drafting an agreement where both parties are involved in the process of
creating a real life, we want to make sure that everybody is fully and totally informed of their rights,
their responsibilities and the obligations to bring about that objective. In the process we need to make
sure that each has had independent legal counsel to make sure they are aware of those obligations,
those right and those responsibilities.
Kevin Mahan, Attorney at Law, Mahan & Mahan