Paternity Testing

Paternity Testing

Since the discovery that DNA can be used to solve crimes and answer a number of difficult questions, it has been implemented in a number of ways that we may have never thought possible. One of the ways we can use DNA is for paternity testing. This process involves the collection of DNA from both the potential father and from the child for testing to determine whether or not the individual is the biological father. Most of the time, the results are quite accurate with a very high success rate.

In many instances, paternity testing is used in child support cases where the mother seeks assistance from the father to support her children. Unfortunately, many times the father leaves or denies that the baby is his, thereby forcing the mother to prove his paternity to the courts. This is where paternity testing comes in. Most of the time, a judge can subpoena the man to take the test in order to prove his fathering of the child. Before going for paternity testing, it is important to be sure you use a facility that has been approved by the courts, although in most cases the judge will send the father to a court specified place.

Another reason for paternity testing is if someone is searching for their “real” parents and needs to know if someone is in fact their biological father. This is a rare instance, but can be very useful to someone looking to find them. Most DNA or paternity testing can be completed within one to two business days, and occasionally can be determined immediately. Be sure the company you choose is reputable and reliable, and if need be, that it is court approved. Although paternity testing might not get the results you want, it will certainly help give closure and allow the truth to be revealed.

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