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5 Reasons You Might Need a Legal Paternity Test

When deciding between a peace-of-mind paternity test and a legal paternity test, it’s essential to consider what you need the results for.  Too many new parents hurry and do an at-home paternity test, thinking the results can be used for legal purposes—but the truth is courts won’t accept those results. Why? Because there’s no way…

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DNA Testing for Immigration: 5 Steps

DNA testing for immigration offers a reliable solution when encountering difficulties in documenting a biological relationship for immigration cases. These cases usually involve a family member who’s applying for U.S. resident status in the United States, but who does not have a reliable birth certificate or family records available. To definitively determine a family biological relationship, DNA…

Why Genetic Traits Matter in DNA Testing

Thanks to genetic reconstruction techniques using DNA testing methods, a statistically significant estimation of paternity can often be determined by testing an alleged father’s biological relatives.   These results are reliable enough to be used as proof for social security benefits, inheritance claims, immigration applications and more. Since the 1990s, paternity testing methods have shifted away…