Mothers' Advantage With Newborns

Before 1977, family law in Pennsylvania favored mothers over fathers in divorce cases involving child custody disputes. Despite subsequent legal changes meant to impartially weigh mothers' and fathers' claims, mothers often enjoy de facto legal rights.

For instance, in cases in which the child is an infant, courts generally favor the mother. In fact, except in cases of a mother's absence or a mother's complete parental failure due to drug abuse, alcohol through and other factors, we have never seen a newborn taken from the mother.

If you are a mother facing a child custody, paternity or other family law dispute in Central Pennsylvania, the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC can help. We are fully familiar with state and federal laws governing mothers' rights, and have helped hundreds of mothers fully achieve their child custody, visitation and paternity law goals.

Do you have questions regarding your rights as a mother in divorce proceedings or in a paternity dispute? Call Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC at 717-827-4074.

A Law Firm With A Depth Of Experience

Our attorney team has 65 years of combined legal service and can provide knowledgeable, results-oriented and advice regarding mothers' rights and family and divorce law. Is the father of your child pushing for custody rights, yet has never changed a changed a diaper? Are you and your child's father unmarried and you have questions regarding your rights? Are you unsure that the man seeking parental rights is the father of your child?

We can provide fast and effective legal help, from investigating your situation to filing a Petition to Determine Paternity to advocating for your rights to child support. For more information regarding our firm and your rights as a mother, contact our office.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding divorce and family law, contact the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We accept credit cards, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact a lawyer, call 717-827-4074.