Cited Article

The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action

Case Citation

Doe v. Doe, 52 P.3d 255 (Haw. 2002)

Background

Barring a mother from relitigating the issue of paternity four years after a divorce decree deciding child custody matters.

Citing Quote

On the other hand, genetic testing "can statistically exclude the rest of the world's male population by a probability formula. Thus, the putative father can now be conclusively included into the set of possible fathers which is infinitesimally small. Accordingly, the likelihood that a properly conducted positive paternity test is wrong is astronomically remote." E. Donald Shapiro, Stewart Reifler, & Claudia L. Psome, The DNA Paternity Test: Legislating the Future Paternity Action, 7 J.L. & Health 1, 3-4 (1992-93) [hereinafter The DNA Paternity Test].

Article Publication Date

1992

Volume

7

Issue

1