An Uphill Battle For Justice

Courts are supposed to be the place where you go to get a fair resolution for conflicts. But in cases involving child custody, Indiana law still reflexively favors mothers. This tendency reflects a historical precedent wherein mothers were thought to provide the most suitable home for children. This ignores fathers' suitability as parents and interest in and rights to their own children. We insist on a more realistic and fact-based assessment of each individual situation.

It takes a steadfast and knowledgeable attorney well-versed in fathers' rights issues to push for a more balanced custody arrangement. At Schembs Law, we are committed to fighting for the legal rights of fathers.

Paternity Matters

You may know that you're the father of your child, but until you have legal documentation of that fact, whether from a signature on a birth certificate or a paternity test, your rights regarding the upbringing of your child are compromised. Married and unmarried fathers alike have rights regarding their children. But because of the courts' traditional tilt favoring mothers, it's important to consult with a lawyer who is well-versed in fathers' rights issues and offers committed advocacy on behalf of fathers seeking to enforce their rights.

Navigating False Accusations Of Abuse

Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for mothers to concoct false stories of abuse in divorce cases. Emotions run high in divorce and out of anger or a desire for retribution, sometimes mothers invent these stories as a way to gain traction in a custody battle. Our firm is adept at sniffing out such fabrications. We won't allow our clients to lose access to their children because of someone else's rage.

Fight For Your Children

Don't give up just because you assume the mother may have the upper hand. Fathers have rights, and we are committed to protecting them. Mothers and fathers are both parents, and both have rights pertaining to their children. Call our Indianapolis office today at 317-643-6266 or email us to find out how we can help you strengthen your position.