Children Should See Both Parents During Lockdown

It appears that separated couples may be taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to prevent their ex partners from seeing their child. The Family Courts are taking a dim view of this and say that, as long as the “other” household is not in isolation, children under there age of 18 should be allowed to…

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4 Myths of a Paternity DNA Test

1. For a DNA test you are required to take a blood sample.  At dadcheck, our samples are taken using sterile mouth swabs which are provided in the DNA testing kit. Simply rub the swab around around the inside of your mouth 10-15 times and return to the sampling tube. We recommend that participants of…

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Ancestry DNA Tests

Huge numbers of people have been taking DNA tests to discover their ancestry…already 26 million by 2019. The DNA databases held by the ancestry DNA testing companies are now enormous and together with other evidence (family trees and the like) allow distant relatives to be tentatively identified (half second cousin or closer). This can lead…

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Home Office Approved DNA Testing

The process of completing a Home Office application can be a very stressful and difficult time. This is increasingly so when the Home Office requests that applicants undertake a DNA test in order to prove their biological relationships to each other to support their application. In cases such as these, the services of an experienced,…

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Rarely, twins can have totally different fathers…

There are less than 10 identified cases worldwide where twins have different fathers – one case in New Jersey in 2015 a DNA test resulted in an identified father only having to pay maintenance for one of the children. Normally at ovulation a woman produces only one egg, but occasionally there are two and if…

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New sperm sorting device to increase success rates of IVF

Despite the growing use of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatments in the UK as a way to conceive a child, the success rate is surprisingly low. Only 32.2% of women under the age of 35 who undertook cycles of IVF treatment in 2010 resulted in a live birth, according to the NHS [1]. However, researchers…

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Cuts to IVF in the UK

Cuts to In Vitro Fertility (IVF) treatments are being made across the UK, with 4 areas now offering no funding for IVF treatment and only 125 areas offering one funded IVF cycle. GP-led groups in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have proposed limiting the age of women who can undergo IVF treatment to 30-35…

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New divorce form gives option to ‘name and shame’ adulterers

A new divorce form released by the government now includes a section to ‘name and shame’ the person who your partner committed adultery with. This has caused great conflict amongst many divorce and family lawyers who believe this may increase ‘conflict and complexity’ in divorce proceedings. The Ministry of Justice have stated that there is…

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