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Fathers Rights and Paternity Issues

Some fathers become involved in issues that challenge their paternity of children. Paternity testing, whether to prove or disprove paternity, is a significant issue for a man. Find resources here concerning the legal and practical concerns about establishing paternity.

RFLP Paternity Test
A definition of the RFLP Paternity Test.

PCR Test
Description of a PCR Test to determine paternity.

Frequently Asked Questions About Paternity Tests
Everything you need to know about paternity testing. What kinds of tests are there? Where I do get a paternity test? How much will a paternity test cost?

How Much Does a Paternity Test Cost?
If you need a paternity test to establish your biological relationship with a child, how should you expect to pay for a paternity test?

Can I Do an At-Home Paternity Test?
Paternity tests that are taken at home and then sent to a lab by mail are becoming more cost effective and more popular. When should a father use or not use an at-home paternity test?

What KInds of Paternity Tests Are There?
There are two basic types of paternity tests--the PCR test and the RFLP test. Learn more about these two basic types of paternity tests and which one to use in your situation.

How Do I Get a Paternity Test?
If you need a paternity test to establish your biological relationship (or lack thereof) with a child, here are some guidelines about how to go about getting a paternity test.

Paternity Tests Information
A very comprehensive look at many of the issues surrounding paternity testing, sponsored by the Synergene Biotechnology Group. This is a great place to start if you know very little about paternity testing.

Notes on Paternity Tests
Good summary information about paternity tests: how they are done, what they entail, their reliability, and so on. A good quick read on paternity testing.

DNA Security--Source for DNA Testing Kits
DNA Security is a firm which provides DNA Paternity testing kits and resources for fathers who want to purchase tests online. Test kits can determine paternity using father, mother and child specimens, or there is a "motherless" paternity kit which requires specimens from up to 2 children and an alleged father. A great resource if you are challenging a paternity decision.

Things an Unwed Father Needs to Know
When a man has a child outside of marriage, it can be tough to understand his rights and responsibilities as the father of the child. Learn the essentials about being an unwed father and know how to protect yourself and take full responsibility for the child.

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