If my half sister and I are not biologically related, and have proof by DNA testing, how do we avoid legal issues concerning incest laws? Can we be prosocuted and would it effect her custody issue of her two minor children? She is 35, I am 43.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
DNA testing to rule each other out as siblings
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my biological father had a vesectomy when married to my mother soon after I was born, he is list as my father with M on my birth record. He divorced M and married an already pregnant woman who was he having an affair with. She gave birth to L, and bio father is listed as her father with J as mother on her birth record.
Her mother admitted to her long ago that D was not her father, that it could be any number of men.
L and I did not cohabitate at any time growing up and met as teens, where we were instantly drwn together. However, we never had any physical contact and both down played it as teen hormones.
We have since reconnected after 20 years and find that we were always drawn toward each other.
SO, before we did anything illegal, we sent in a sibling DNA test that conclusively (99.9) that we share no common parents.
Now what do we do?
She lives in IN, and I CA. She has two children 6 and 8 and its a huge concern for both of us.
If you are not actually related then you do not fall within the definition of incest under California statutes and you could not be charged and convicted of incest. Nor would it affect the child custody.
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