DNA Paternity testing can help determine paternity if there is ever a question. Sometimes alleged fathers want to know for certain if the children they are raising are truly their biological children. DNA testing has been around for many years, and the scientific breakthrough is astonishing. It is amazing what the DNA testing world can do: not just in paternity testing, but in forensics as well.
Paternity Testing on Identical Twins
A paternity test can answer questions about paternity, but there is one situation where mainstream DNA paternity testing may not give answers. What if the two alleged fathers are identical twins? Identical twins share identical DNA, so a DNA test cannot identify which of the twins is truly the biological father of a child.
DNA Testing Story
This is a real-life scenario for Holly Marie Adams. Freepublic.com presents Holly’s battle with Raymon and Richard Miller. One of the brothers is the biological father of Holly’s 3-year-old daughter, and one is the uncle. But which is which? Raymon and Richard are identical twins, who both had sexual relations with the child’s mother at the time of conception. The DNA testing that was completed indicated that both twins have a 99.9% chance of being the biological father: again, because they have identical DNA.
With both twins denying paternity of the child (neither wants to pay child support), how would you rule if you were the judge overseeing this paternity test case? Because Raymon was originally listed as the father in the paternity suit, Judge Fred Copeland ruled that he will remain listed as the biological father and will be held responsible for child support.
Paternity Test did not prove Paternity
Raymon believes the state should pay for the child and he should not be responsible because paternity could not be proven, even with DNA testing. Holly Marie Adams just wants the battle to be over.
The final appellate court did make the decision that Raymon will remain the legal father, although he claims that his brother is the true biological father and doesn’t want to take on the financial liability. Holly claims that she can pinpoint the date of conception and it all points to Raymon being the biological father of her daughter.
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