Bronx Family Lawyer
Establishing Paternity? We Can Help!
The King Law Firm offers compassionate and supportive legal guidance for any family law
matter. We understand that your children come first at all times. Not
only is it your responsibility to care for children as the legal father,
it also a right.
Unfortunately, for some couples, the law does not assume that you are the
father of the children. This means that the courts cannot enforce child
support payments, nor can they acknowledge the traditional roles of paternity.
Why Is It Important?
Once paternity has been established, both unmarried parents are given the
same rights as parents who are married. The child benefits immensely from
paternity establishment, knowing that he or she will receive emotional
support and financial assistance. It also gives the father many legal
rights, such as the right for the child to take his last name.
The other benefits of establishing paternity include:
- Parents get to share responsibility for parenting
- The children can benefit from both parents’ financial security
- The children can receive medical insurance under the father
- The right to have the father’s name on the child’s birth certificate
- The right to child custody and visitation rights
By establishing paternity, you are also taking on the legal responsibility
of being involved in the child’s life. Otherwise, the courts cannot
grant you the right to visitation or custody. You have the chance to make
critical decisions about the child’s livelihood, including where
they will live, where they will attend school, religious preferences,
and extracurricular activities as well. As a Bronx family lawyer, Attorney
Michael King understands how important it is for you to be part of your
Get a Trusted Attorney on Your Case!
Our experienced Bronx family attorney offers high-quality, professional,
and friendly legal counsel. He works with clients one-on-one to familiarize
himself with the situation and help them find an outcome that suits their
family’s needs. With more than a decade of experience in family
law and intimate knowledge of the local court systems in the Bronx community,
you can find some comfort knowing that you have a knowledgeable and caring
advocate by your side.
When you are ready, feel free to give us a call to request a
free case evaluation.