Recently, the world watched as the legal dispute between “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara and ex-fiancé Nick Loeb unfolded, particularly because both parties were battling over the frozen embryos they created. The high-profile case brings attention to the debate on what the law states regarding assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and marriages that don’t go as planned.
Lee vs. Findley: Documents over Emotions
While Vergara and Loeb’s dispute shed light on the debate, it is certainly not the first case of couples disputing over the right of their frozen embryos. One California case often reviewed by the legal community is the dispute between breast cancer survivor Mimi Lee and her ex-husband Stephen Findley. In her defense, Lee’s family attorney stated that the court should let her have custody over their frozen embryos, arguing that her medical condition greatly reduced her prospects of conceiving in the future.