Your Paternity Rights

In the UK, from September 2006 onwards the Human Tissue Act of 2004 prohibits the collection of human bodily material with the intent to use it for genetic paternity testing, so if you feel you have been the victim of this crime contact the appropriate authorities. Those parties required by the court to submit to DNA testing, rest easy, as the UK Department for Constitutional Affairs now accredits any and all bodies that can conduct DNA paternity testing.

If you believe you are the father of a child and wish to have DNA paternity testing performed, contact a solicitor to assist you to ensure your rights are protected. Women experiencing difficulty with a partner who refuses to acknowledge a child should do the same, and all parties involved should always keep the best interests of the child in mind.