DNA testing is the best way for people to get answers to important questions about family relationships. One of the most well known examples is the child custody case of Anna Nicole Smith, who died before the DNA paternity test results were actually known but was later determined that Larry Birkhead was indeed the father of little Daniell Lyn. This is just one example of when a DNA test can be used to answer very difficult questions that otherwise would not be answered.
If you want your paternity test to stand up in a court of law, you need to get a legal DNA paternity test. The difference between a legal paternity test and a home paternity test is what is known as the “chain of custody process“. The chain of custody process means that a neutral third party collects your DNA sample and sends it to the lab on your behalf. When the chain of custody process is used it means that the DNA test result report will include the names of the tested parties so that the report is admissible in a court of law.
DNA testing solves important family relationship issues. Alleged fathers will know for certain whether they are the biological father of the child. Mothers are able to determine with certainty who the biological father of their baby is. Adult children can determine whether the parent who raised them is in fact their biological parent. There are many other uses for DNA testing including siblingship relationships, immigration issues and ancestry questions including Native American heritage.