New Jersey Child Custody Lawyer
If you are looking to establish paternity in the State of New Jersey, you may find yourself with many unanswered questions, including:
- What is the process to determine paternity?
- Is a DNA test necessary?
- How is a DNA test performed?
- What are my rights regarding child custody and visitation?
- Do I have any responsibility to pay child support?
After NJ paternity is established, questions may still arise pertaining to your new legal obligations. No matter what questions you have regarding paternity in the State of New Jersey, it is imperative to have knowledgeable NJ paternity attorneys working with you every step of the way. At Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, our experienced New Jersey paternity attorneys assist our clients throughout the entire paternity process, including helping them determine all available child custody and visitation options. In addition, the attorneys at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group can help you address many other significant child related issues, including NJ child support.
Regardless of how old the child may be, whether you are the child's mother, or a newly established biological father, our New Jersey paternity attorneys will provide you with efficient, compassionate, and aggressive legal representation.
Benefits in Determining NJ Paternity
While it is understandable that you may be reluctant to follow through with paternity establishment, your child may benefit significantly from establishing New Jersey paternity. Benefits to determining paternity include:
- Medical Condition—New Jersey paternity is an important tool to determine what medical conditions a biological father has, so that your child can be fully informed about his or her genetic make-up. Since many medical conditions are hereditary, it is important for you and your child to know if the biological father has specific medical conditions that may impact your child's future.
- Medical Insurance—once paternity is established, your child may be eligible to receive medical benefits through the biological father's plan.
- Social Security and Benefits—in certain situations, once NJ paternity is established, your child may qualify for Social Security benefits in the event of their father's disability or death. (This may also apply to veteran's benefits as well).
- Life Insurance Policies—a biological father may be required to maintain life insurance on his life to secure child support, and your child could be named as the beneficiary of the policy.
- Estate Planning and Probate—if a biological father should die without a Last Will and Testament in place, your child may stand to receive a portion of their father's estate during probate proceedings.
We Understand the Need for Confidentiality
If you are seeking legal advice in the delicate area of paternity and would like a confidential consultation with one of our premier New Jersey paternity attorneys. The NJ paternity attorneys at Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group will help you understand the paternity process and assist you in deciding when a DNA test is necessary to determine the biological father.