Paternity makes strange bedfellows. The original cliché is ‘politics makes strange bedfellows’, but lately some news items have made the first saying more meaningful. Take the case of the man who sent another guy to take a DNA test to refute the charge that he was the father of his girlfriend’s child. The case, which happened in England, was uncovered and the cheating Dad was convicted of fraud.
Another strange story concerned twins who were fathered by two different men. While this is unusual, the New Jersey Law Journal pointed out that it happens more frequently than you’d expect. In fact, it’s estimated that 1 out of 13,000 twin sets have different fathers.
In both situations, the father was ultimately identified by DNA test. Even when there’s confusion among the participants, or deliberate deceit, or biological complexity, DNA doesn’t lie.
Each child inherits 50% of his or her genes from the mother and 50% from the father. If the child shows no genetic markers from the purported parent, it is iron-clad proof that there is no biological relationship. This proof is accepted in a court of law, for purposes of child support, immigration, inheritance and other binding circumstances.
DNA Testing Gives Paternity Proof
All About Truth DNA Testing Services performs countless paternity tests in Broward, Dade or Palm Beach counties. A swab is used to gather saliva from the inside of the father’s mouth. A sample of blood, semen, skin or a hair cell with the root attached will also serve the purpose. Just one sample contains a person’s entire genetic code, enabling our laboratories to verify the father of a child— or to prove that he is not related.
This technique has supplanted ancient tests of relationship, including physical appearances and fingerprinting. It is now accepted by governments around the world and by judicial authorities in the United States. There is no further proof required that a man is or is not the father of the child in question.
After a sample is submitted, analysis is performed in specialized laboratories such as All About Truth DNA Testing. You can call our office to learn more about the DNA test procedure.
Solid Proof of Blood Relationship
Since DNA testing became the gold standard for proving paternity, we have settled thousands of cases and given thousands of clients peace of mind. From the father who is not sure the child he is supporting is biologically his own, to the child whose chief need is to identify her ‘real’ father, to the adopted baby— now an adult— who yearns to know his parents, we have the answers.
There is probably no stranger situation than learning that your twin has a different father than you do, with all of the implications this presents: inheritance, financial support, kinship networks, ancestry, heritable diseases. While we understand the simple ‘need to know’ of a parent or child, the issue is loaded with consequences for all concerned.
If you need to prove or disprove a biological link between you and another person, don’t spend sleepless nights trying to figure it out on your own. Call one of our offices, or call our nationwide hot-line, and let us tell you how you can employ DNA testing to learn the answers.
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