Robert Schembs - Family Law
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We will remain open during the Covid emergency, although new client consultations and most other business will be conducted by phone. Courts throughout the state are continuing pending hearings to July and later, so we expect to see a great deal of court congestion when they resume full operation. While many cases can be settled through negotiation, if a hearing is needed it should be requested as soon as possible, so as to get toward the front of the line on the court's calendar. We will get through this difficult time so long as we act rationally, have consideration for others, and plan ahead.

Stepping Up When The Stakes Are High

With decades of family law and criminal law experience, we know how to defend your rights when it matters most.

Family Law

We provide steadfast counsel for uncertain family transitions.

Criminal Law

We are not here to judge. We are here to protect your future.

Grandparents' Rights

Grandparents also have rights to visit their grandchildren

Trial Experience Helps Every Case

Not every legal case unfolds like a courtroom drama. Many cases get settled out of court. But if your case does go to court, wouldn’t it be nice to know that your lawyer has the experience to handle it successfully? Robert Schembs has decades of experience as a trial lawyer, including six years as a deputy prosecutor for Marion County. His experience has also elevated his skills litigating family law cases, which don’t go before juries in Indiana. Whether you are facing a criminal charge, a family law issue or a series of overlapping issues, Robert Schembs has the depth of experience and well-honed litigation skills to protect your rights and defend your interests to the greatest extent possible.

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A Focus On Fathers’ Rights

Our firm represents men and women equally. Given the historical advantage women have had in child custody battles, our insistence on fair treatment for fathers could read as unbalanced advocacy, but this is not the case. We are committed to protecting the rights of all our clients — male or female — to the greatest extent possible. Whether you’re an unmarried parent who needs to establish paternity or a parent negotiating for custody and visitation rights, our firm provides strong and reasonable representation. We are straightforward and fair and won’t turn up the aggression unless the other side proves irrationally stubborn.

The Intersection Of Crime And Family

Some legal issues require both criminal law and family law experience. At Schembs Law, you will find a lawyer with a depth of experience in both areas. For example, a divorce in which domestic violence is an issue is one case where a multifaceted lawyer can come in handy. Similarly, a divorce case in which child abuse and neglect play a role could benefit from an attorney who has practiced in both areas of law. Our firm provides the experience and skills to manage complicated family concerns that overlap with criminal charges.

Preserving Contact With Grandchildren

Grandparents sometimes feel helpless to stay in touch with grandchildren when parents get divorced, or when one or both parents limit visitation for other reasons. In certain circumstances, grandparents may have legal recourse to seek visitation rights with their grandchildren. If you are a grandparent in this situation, we can evaluate your circumstances and provide knowledgeable guidance about how you can best preserve contact with your grandchildren.

Why Choose Us?

  AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  Appeared on CBS News

  Two Decades of Experience

  We Have Tried 100+ Jury Trials

  Former Assistant Chief Counsel for the Marion County Welfare Department

Contact Us Today

The right lawyer can make all the difference for your family law matter or criminal charge. To learn how an attorney with decades of trial experience could be the right choice for you, call our Indianapolis office today for an initial consultation: 317-643-6266. If you prefer, you can also use our online contact form to get in touch.