Court Admissible DNA Paternity Tests
ARCpoint Labs provides Court Admissible DNA Paternity Testing Results to individuals
Some situations require court admissible results. This means that the results of the tests are required in a court of law as evidence. For a paternity test to be admissible in court, tests and results must be handled according to certain legal procedures provided by one of our local testing labs.
Why Would You Need a Legal Paternity Test?
If mom was not married to her child's father, she must legally establish paternity to collect child support payments. This is because she must prove the paternity before she can establish a court order for child support. More families than ever before need to establish paternity in the U.S. There has been a 377% increase in the number of children born to never married-parents in the past 10 years. Paternity may also need to be established if a couple was married and living apart when the child was conceived or if the couple was married and the husband says he is not the biological father.
Benefits of Establishing Paternity Via a Paternity Test
- Collection of child support payments means that the responsibility for support is taken care of by both parents
- Children can be covered by father's medical insurance
- Children become eligible for Social Security and Veteran's benefits from their father
- The child's right to inheritance is protected
- The child is legitimatized and their heritage is complete
Our local labs offers legal, court admissible DNA testing, providing that the following conditions are met:
- Parent or Legal Guardian is present during the testing of minors
- Photos of all tested individuals are taken
- Strict "chain of custody" paternity testing documentation is used to document the collection & lab processes
- All adults provide valid photo ID and proof of Social Security Number
Our Local Labs Provide Court Admissible DNA Test Results Often For:
- Court Cases
- Paternity Cases
- D.S.S. (Social Services/Family Services)
- Confirming newborn identity (hospital error)
- Establishing/enforcing child support
- Establishing child custody
Our local DNA labs also offer the following DNA Testing Services to individuals and families
Our Paternity Testing Lab
Prenatal paternity testing is not offered by ARCpoint Labs. We suggest waiting until the child is born, as Buccal swab testing is so gentle it can be performed on newborn babies right in the hospital! The DNA testing procedure takes place in your nearest ARCpoint lab (off-site collections available in certain cases).