DEFINITIONS OF RELATIONSHIPS
Establishing paternity means identifying a man as the biological father of a child. Paternity testing is necessary in many situations; including, custody, child support, adoption, immigration, estate purposes and many other legal reasons.
Establishing maternity means identifying a woman as the biological mother of a child. In most situations, it is evident who the mother is. However, in cases of adoption, immigration and various legal situations, maternity testing may be necessary.
Relationship testing is establishing a biological relationship to any family member of the alleged father or mother. Typically, relationship testing is performed when the alleged father or mother is unavailable and includes the following: