Family Law issues are often complex, emotional and challenging. The firm of Thomas R. King, Esq., LLC, prides itself on creating a client-based atmosphere that is professional, caring and compassionate. New Jersey family law presents issues that differ from every other state in the country, and quite often cases require knowledge in the areas of criminal law, business valuation, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial law. The firm of Thomas R. King, Esq., LLC has the knowledge and experience necessary to advise and guide clients in all of these complex areas and assist with all family and matrimonial law matters.
Paternity lawsuits may be necessary to determine parental rights, custody or support matters when the identity of the biological father is in question. In these instances, the court will order a genetic test. The results of this test are then used to establish a legal relationship between the parent and child and determine the extent to which the father has an obligation to support the child. Even if the biological father does not wish to play an active role in the child’s upbringing, he still has the obligation to provide financial support to the minor. These suits may be brought by the mother, the presumed father (in many instances the husband of the mother), the man alleged to be the father, a government agency or the child (if he or she is underage, a representative must act on his or her behalf). Our family law firm is available to offer you legal guidance, assist in filing a paternity suit with the appropriate court or defend you against paternity action.