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(a)?A nonattorney surrogacy or donor facilitator shall direct the client to deposit all client funds into either of the following:
(1)?An independent, bonded escrow depository maintained by a licensed, independent, bonded escrow company.
(2)?A trust account maintained by an attorney.
(b)?For purposes of this section, a nonattorney surrogacy or donor facilitator may not have a financial interest in any escrow company holding client funds. ?A nonattorney surrogacy or donor facilitator and any of its directors or employees shall not be an agent of any escrow company holding client funds.
(c)?Client funds may only be disbursed by the attorney or escrow agent as set forth in the assisted reproduction agreement and fund management agreement.
(d)?This section shall not apply to funds that are both of the following:
(1)?Not provided for in the fund management agreement.
(2)?Paid directly to a medical doctor for medical services or a psychologist for psychological services.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Family Code - FAM § 7961 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/family-code/fam-sect-7961.html
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