Having to order a paternity test is a very unpleasant situation and one that most guys probably hope they will never experience. However, recently my brother found himself in this position after his ex girlfriend claimed he was the father of her child, and that she would be demanding child support.
Now my brother and his girlfriend always had what can only be described as a difficult relationship, and during the two years they were together there were several periods where they split up. My brother worked out that during the time the baby would have been conceived, was at the time that they were not together. It was also a time where the girl was dating a couple of other guys, although these relationships did not come to anything, and some weeks after she and my brother got back together.
He was pleased to find that having a paternity test done is very simple, as you can order one online at a site such as this one: paternitytest.co.uk. However, he was not so happy to find that the test concluded he was, indeed, the father of the child. Because DNA testing is around 99.9% accurate, he had to accept this as final.
Although he still thinks he was unlucky and only one of probably three men who could have been the father, the fact is the baby is his and he is liable to pay child support.
I feel kind of upset that I now have a nephew that I will probably never have any sort of relationship with. My brother’s ex-girlfriend now has a new partner, and although my brother and her have come to an agreement that he will visit the baby once a month, asking for auntie visitation rights is not really the done thing, and I doubt they would be granted - although I would like to.