Sunday, January 1, 2006
A new Colorado law that takes effect January 1 limits the use of genetic tests to determine paternity. The new law forbids use of the test after a separation or divorce decree has been legally entered. Colorado Legislators who sponsored the new law said it is intended to protect children. They point to a case where a man had tried to use a genetic test to dodge child support. Lawmakers also worried that the paternity tests might be used in custody battles and believe the law will make life for children less disruptive. Source: DenverPost.com. Link to article (last visited January 1, 2006, reo).