DNA Testing In Alabama

DNA Testing In Alabama

Journey Genetic Testing provides the most accurate, the most trusted, and the most affordable, direct-to-consumer DNA testing in Alabama. We guarantee 100% accuracy in your DNA results.

Alabama Paternity Testing

We’re experts in a specific type of DNA testing in Alabama that gives our clients peace of mind. We can also do legal DNA tests when needed. You might wonder why we concentrate on paternity and family relationship tests. The reason is that tests for ancestral origins and health issues aren’t always 100% accurate.

In fact, we often provide services after someone gets an ancestry report saying they have found a possible long-lost relative. Almost 50% of the time, when taking our accredited tests, they find they can not possibly be related. When concerns are raised about household relationships, they do not normally disappear till the fact is exposed. Understanding this, and assisting you through this time, is why we are here.

Various states have rules about the kinds of DNA tests available in direct-to-consumer testing. In Alabama, we offer DNA testing that’s approved for use here. We think everyone should have the choice that suits them. We also respect the laws that decide which tests can be performed.

How Can AABB Accredited DNA Testing In Alabama Help Me?

Questions about family often come up, whether it’s through DNA tests or family stories. These questions usually don’t go away until the truth is known. If there are doubts about family relationships, we’re here to help you understand and navigate these situations.

In many situations, home DNA testing kits are enough to get the answers you’re looking for. Our home and legal testing kits give the same exact results. However, for legally accepted DNA test results in Alabama, you need a DNA collector who isn’t related to you and a complete chain of custody. We have more than 125 certified DNA collection centers in Alabama for legal testing, but it’s essential to make an appointment for legal testing.

We can set up DNA testing anywhere in the world. It doesn’t matter where the people being tested are; we’ll assist in finding nearby DNA collection sites for everyone. We often arrange DNA tests for people in different cities or states.

Options For DNA Testing In Alabama

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Our DNA Testing In Alabama Locations

Do you need a legal DNA test or a DNA test for immigration requirements? Journey Genetic Testing has DNA collection sites in, or near, most cities across Alabama. We can schedule an appointment for your collection, making it easy for you to reach from your home or office. When you order a legal DNA test from us, just list on the order when you want to have your DNA collected, and the zip code for each person. Need a different location or time for each person? No problem – we can do that for you!

Alabama Paternity Law

Paternity, and most relationship, DNA tests are done for the purpose of identifying the biological father of a child. Depending on your circumstances, understanding Alabama Paternity Law may be of help to you.

This information about Alabama paternity legal statutes is provided for general use only. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide legal advice or representation. We encourage you to research your state laws for the most current information, or contact a family law attorney.

Alabama Paternity Law: Section 26-17-13

This information about Alabama paternity laws is for general knowledge. We’re not lawyers, and we can’t give legal advice or act as your legal representatives. We suggest checking the latest state laws or talking to a family law attorney for the most up-to-date information.

Evidence relating to paternity; refusal to testify; immunity; evidence of intercourse with other men; medical and health care bills.

Section A:

(a) Evidence to determine who the father is might include:

(1) Proof of sexual activity between the mother and the person claimed to be the father at the time when conception could have happened.

(2) An expert’s opinion about the likelihood of the person claimed to be the father actually being the father, based on how long the mother was pregnant.

(3)Paternity test results are considered along with the evidence. If the test shows a 97 percent or higher chance that the person claimed to be the father is indeed the biological father, it’s assumed he’s the father unless there’s strong evidence proving otherwise.

(4) Evidence from medical or anthropological tests done by experts can also help prove if the alleged father is the real father of the child. If someone might be the father, the court can ask for tests from the child, the mother, and the man to figure it out.

(5)Any other proof that’s important in deciding who the real father of the child is.

Section B:

(b) If a witness, even a party involved, refuses to testify, provide evidence, or undergo genetic testing, the court can order them to do so about all the important facts. If their refusal is because they’re afraid of self-incrimination, the court can give them immunity from criminal charges related to the testimony or evidence they have to give.

When a witness is given immunity, it means they can’t be prosecuted for any crimes they talk about while testifying or providing evidence, except if they lie under oath (commit perjury). If a witness with immunity refuses to follow an order to testify or give evidence, they can be punished with civil contempt of the court.

Section C:

(c) In a case where someone is questioning if they’re the father, they can show evidence about another man who might be the father. But, this evidence can only be used if the person questioning has taken genetic tests that don’t rule out the chance that they’re the father. If they know who the other man is, and he’s under the court’s authority, he has to be part of the case too.

Section D:

(d) Medical bills for pregnancy, childbirth, or genetic testing related to paternity can be used as proof of support and paternity costs. You don’t need someone else to testify about these bills, and they count as strong evidence of how much was spent on services or genetic testing to figure out the child’s paternity.

(Acts 1984, No. 84-244, p. 375, §13; Acts 1994, No. 94-705, p. 1362, §1; Acts 1997, No. 97-447, p. 772, §11)

Required Probability of Paternity for Alabama Courts: 97%
Required Paternity Index: None

This is important information to keep in mind. We’re sharing it to help you understand, but it’s not legal advice. We can’t promise that everything we say is completely right or perfect for your exact situation.