When you need to establish paternity for legal reasons, legal paternity testing options from GTL are absolutely necessary. We'll not only provide the legal DNA test you need, but help you establish a procedural checklist to ensure your legal paternity testing results will be court admissible. Learn more about our informational DNA test options.
Legal paternity testing is different from standard informational paternity testing. To be considered a legal DNA test, your legal paternity testing must be supported by a two primary factors:
Because it is being used for court-related purposes, it is required that a disinterested witness receive the sample test kit, oversee sample collection and handling during legal paternity testing. A complete list of instructions and example documents are included with the paternity testing kit. In short, however, provided the steps below are followed exactly, the paternity test results from your legal DNA test will be admissible in court:
*Acceptable proof of positive identification for legal paternity testing includes one of the following (signed and dated):
Disclaimer: Because courts and laws vary by state, GTL cannot guarantee a judge will accept the results of this legal DNA test as qualified evidence. If you complete the test, following all instructions exactly, however, and your witness is available to testify in court regarding the administration of the test, the paternity test results should be admissible in a court of law. If you still have questions regarding the admissibility of legal paternity testing, please consult your attorney.
If you do not require paternity test results for legal purposes, and do not foresee that ever being the case, GTL offers other DNA paternity testing for you, as an alternative to legal paternity testing. These informational DNA tests start at the affordable price of $79--because sometimes you just need to know.
To get start with your legal paternity testing process with GTL, simply order a DNA paternity test. It's quick, affordable and legally binding.
If you have further questions about legal paternity testing, please call GTL at (866) 833-6895 today. If you are calling from outside the United States, please direct your inquiries regarding legal paternity testing from GTL to (575) 646-3465, and our knowledgeable and caring representatives will gladly help you.
More on our informational and legal paternity and DNA test kits: Paternity Testing Kit
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