Request for Paternity (DNA) Testing

We live in a world of daytime talk shows and reality television where serious issues are often presented to us as entertainment: look no further than your own living room and turn on your TV and you’ll see that determining the unknown paternity of a child. Viewers watch as the mother waits with baited breath; the anxious potential father sits motionless, beads of sweat running down his face; all eyes locked on the host in his turtleneck and his fate-determining cue card. Many of us have watched (and maybe even enjoyed) these shows as we are blissfully unaware of or unconcerned by the fact that this very situation is a real life changing and stressful reality for some.