In a truly bizarre case, a lab technician has been accused of creating false results for the paternity test of a school district trustee. Paternity DNA testing can be a controversial issue, but in many child support and child custody cases, it can prove to be the deciding factor. Any case which calls into question the authority of the testing or of the lab protocols is of concern.
It seems that some women are willing to break the law in order to get a payout. According to reports, there have been a number of online ads selling positive pregnancy tests, giving some individuals the ammo they need to make convincing claims about their bodies. Some women may have used this to illicit a marriage proposal, while others may have gone after support money. Regardless, fathers in Vancouver, Washington, have the right to know whether a child is on the way, or if the whole situation is a ruse. This is why using a positive pregnancy test in this way is illegal.
When a child is born into this world, the biological fact of the matter is that she or he has both a mother and a father. But some children do not have a father around when they are born and this can be for a number of reasons. Some fathers do not want to have a child. Other fathers are left in the dark about the newborn. There are also situations where the mother may not know who the father is. Each of these situations can instigate a paternity dispute. If this occurs, it would be in the best interests of all involved parties to participate in the process.
Maternity leave is something familiar to workers across the state of Washington. But paternity leave may be something new. During paternity leave, a new father is allowed to take time off from work in order to spend time with a newborn child. Like maternity leave, this period gives fathers some quality time to get to know their new baby. Even though this may sound like an extremely sought-after benefit, recent reports indicate that men who are offered the benefit rarely take it in full, at least here in the U.S.
In past years, women and men in the state of Washington who questioned the paternity of a child typically had to wait until the child was actually born to definitively determine the father's identity. Today, new technology has been developed making paternity testing before a child is born easy and risk-free.
According to an appeals court ruling, a teenager from a southwest suburban family should be told that the man he believes is his biological father really isn't. However, this secret should be kept hidden due to a judge's ruling that both parents be barred from speaking about the situation to the boy. In two years, when the boy turns 18, this ruling will be dissolved.
Children are a big a responsibility, and some parents spend years saving money and getting ready to have kids. However, even when that doesn't happen, there are still expectations that both parents will help raise the child. Paternity and child support are designed to help parents understand their obligations to the child and the other parent.
Paternity tests are court-ordered and taken for one of two reasons - to prove or disprove biological fatherhood. On a reality-based television talk show broadcast in Washington, a woman wanted to publicly determine the father of her twins. However, to the show's host surprise and to the shock of the mother of the fraternal twins, not one, but two separate men were found to have fathered her children.
Raising a child can be a tremendous amount of work. In an ideal situation, both parents know they have parental responsibilities, and they work together to raise the child. In other situations, however, that is not quite what happens.