One of my loyal readers alerted me to this article, in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that evidence could be presented by husband that a child born during the marriage was not his biological child. When a married woman gives birth to a child, the husband is legally presumed to be the father. In many states (including Maryland), it is difficult if not impossible for the husband to establish that he is not the father. The purpose of this rule is to provide stability and legitimacy for children, however with the accuracy of DNA tests today, it makes little sense. Under the current state of the law, husbands can remain on the hook for their wife's child from an adulterous relationship. Furthermore, in many cases, it would be in the child's best interests to know the truth, so that he or she could develop a relationship with the biological father. As we are learning more and more about genetics and its health impacts, it could be a great benefit to the child to know his or her father. Do you think a husband should be able to get a DNA test? Send your comments below.