Is DNA/Paternity Testing Right For You?

Talk shows and celebrity “mishaps” make discussions about DNA and Paternity a lot more fun for most of us.  Unfortunately it doesn’t look like much fun for them.  According to the March 1, 2010 Tyra Banks Show the reality is that one in ten people don’t know who their biological father is!  Finding out whether a specific person is related to you can be traumatic and drastically change your circumstances.  The most obvious impact for most of us would likely be custody or financial support.  Another reason to get this information could be immigration status.  Proof that a child is the offspring of a US citizen is critical to how and where they will be raised and what kind of life they will have.  The actual test for DNA/Paternity is very simple to administer and can be used in court with the appropriate Chain of Custody paperwork.  Ultimately, knowing about and connecting with your biological parent can bring security and additional possiblitites into your life.  It’s not guaranteed, but it’s worth finding out. Written by...

Are You Sure Your Partner is Faithful?

Most of us think that we would certainly know if our spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend was cheating on us. But would we really? A recent article in The Baltimore Sun states that there are emerging infidelity trends and for reasons that our parents wouldn’t have thought possible.  The newest trends are women are cheating more often than ever before and internet affairs that can lead to physical affairs.  With the number of women in the workforce increasing and online chatting, dating and facebooking, there are more opportunities than ever!  The other two trends are old standbys; friendships that turn sexual and workplace affairs. Any of these can cause serious damage to your relationship and shouldn’t be overlooked.  Confronting your partner may not be pleasant, but it can open the conversation and clear the air.  One piece of good news: you don’t need to be a Private Investigator to check out that lipstick stain or stray blond hair on his or her collar.  Paternity Tests are available that can confidentially check for DNA to find out for sure and hopefully ease your mind.   Ongoing dialogue with your partner is a good safeguard against cheating, ensuring a close relationship and the ability to talk about the tough topics.  You don’t have to live with uncertainty, you can do some investigating and get some facts. Article written by...