Paternity Testing Regulation: Help or Hindrance?

Written by Tom LeBaron

The French legislation has passed a law which prohibits testing for paternity withoutrepparttar involvement ofrepparttar 137869 court system. Article 16-11 ofrepparttar 137870 civil code states that in order for an individual to legally conduct a paternity test, he or she must first have a court-appointed lawyer assigned to his or her unique case. The court then has control to deciderepparttar 137871 consequences ofrepparttar 137872 paternity test results. This article will explore how one manís red tape is another manís due process. Introduction The internet has opened up opportunities for many DNA laboratories to distribute free paternity test kits in hopes of a sale from returned samples. In Europe, France isrepparttar 137873 only country that regulates how paternity tests are conducted. Citizens of other European nations are free to satisfy their own curiosities and nagging doubts, while French citizens jump through hoops. Regulation and red tape protect some while hindering others. Society Perspective Pro: In 1941,repparttar 137874 French government adopted a law called ďAccouchement Sous X,Ē or Childbirth Under X. This law allows a French woman to enter a hospital anonymously by signing her name as an X. Her identity and her childís identity are both kept anonymous. For a mother who has given birth anonymously, for whatever reason, a paternity test would surely breakrepparttar 137875 anonymity. Mothers seeking refuge underrepparttar 137876 X law will undoubtedly seekrepparttar 137877 same protection under Article 16. Alleged fathers will also benefit from this law because assessing paternity usually means child support payments. Years of due arrears may be charged to an alleged father if it is found that he isrepparttar 137878 biological father. Having a lawyer involved inrepparttar 137879 process for each caseís beginning will give greater credibility torepparttar 137880 test and its results. The transition from results to court decision is also smoothed and hastened by having a court-appointed lawyer. Con: Itís hard to say just how many people have forgone a paternity test because ofrepparttar 137881 red tape involved. The majority of single mothers are in a less-than-favorable financial condition and probably canít afford to hire a lawyer. Placing restriction on business operations shrinksrepparttar 137882 market, decreases competition, and drives up prices.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier


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