Using DNA Testing to Prove or Disprove Infidelity Claims
Years ago, many states used to require divorcing spouses to provide proof of legal “fault” of one of the parties before they could be granted a petition for divorce. Providing proof of infidelity was one example of legal fault that would provide legal grounds for divorce.
Today, a majority of states have removed the requirement to prove legal fault in order to grant divorce. However, legal fault can still be incredibly important when it comes to other matters within divorce cases. Division of marital property, alimony, and even custody/visitation rights can be affected by these legal faults. Even in states where infidelity has no bearing on these issues, it still comes into play if the spouses entered into a pre/post-nuptial agreement that included it as a factor.
Thanks to the science of DNA testing, proving these matters is much simpler and more streamlined than it once was. In addition, the accuracy of results are miles ahead of where they once were.
Private investigators working with clients to confirm or deny suspicion of infidelity can use DNA testing of personal belongings from the more intimate areas such as bed covers or pajamas to solidify claims of infidelity and whether or not a third party has been in those areas. A positive finding can provide very strong direct or circumstantial evidence in the infidelity case.
Forensic DNA Testing Increases Certainty
In nearly all cases, attorneys are required to provide a forensically-reliable protocol for collecting, documenting, and processing DNA testing for clients. Private investigators, however, are able to consider slightly less formal testing protocols depending on what their client wants. For example, if their client is not in a legal relationship, they do not need to be held to the same standards as an attorney would. The increased reliability of DNA testing also increases the certainty of results. This greater confidence in testing can result in greater confidence in your services.
ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North can provide accurate, reliable, and confidential forensic DNA testing. We will collect samples on-site or collect objects to test. In addition, you can bring objects and samples to our lab for testing. Objects that can be tested for DNA evidence of infidelity include bedding, trash, undergarments, and more. ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North has trained professionals to ensure accurate and reliable testing processes.
It should be noted that, unless samples are collected in a documented chain of custody by trained professionals, there is a high chance that the evidence won’t be useable in a court of law. Call ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North for information and recommendations on how to get exactly what your client needs.
Discretion is the Better Part of Valor
When it comes to extremely sensitive matters such as infidelity of a spouse or significant other, ensuring confidentiality requires extreme care and discretion. ARCpoint Labs of Austin, TX North has protocols in place that ensure accurate test results and absolute confidentiality in the recording and documentation of test results.
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