Jefferson City Family Lawyers

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Matt E. Miller Esq.
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Jefferson City, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(865) 475-8339 859 East Hwy 11E
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Family, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Candice K. Mendez
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Dandridge, TN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
1237 Gay Street
Dandridge, TN 37725
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Appalachian School of Law
Brett Bell
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DANDRIDGE, TN Family Law Attorney
(865) 397-7506 P.O. Box 1753
DANDRIDGE, TN 37725
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jessica Sue Sisk
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Newport, TN Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(423) 623-3137 303 East Broadway
Newport, TN 37821
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Appalachian School of Law
You're charged with a crime and feel like you're seen as guilty until you prove you're innocent. Maybe you've celebrated a bit too much or tried to escape your problems and picked up a charge and don't want to lose your job or have a criminal history. You need out of a bad marriage. You want to rebuild your family or divide your assets between your loved ones for use after you're gone. Don't feel overwhelmed by the process...we can help! When you walk through the doors of our office, you're going through some of if not...
Jennifer McKinnish
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(865) 774-5515 100 E. Main St.
BB&T Building; Suite 404
Sevierville, TN 37862
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Ms. Burton graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Tennessee and received her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While in law school, she received the award for Best Oral Advocate in 2003 and was named the Associate Chief Justice of the University of Memphis law school as Moot Court Board. Also while in law school Ms. Burton was a National Environmental Moot Court semi-finalist and completed an internship with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee, a clerkship in the Corporate Legal Division with Servicemaster, Inc. and...
John Derreck Whitson
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Newport, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(423) 613-0160 P.O. Box 1230
Newport, TN 37822
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of Memphis
I represent clients in family law, personal injury, criminal defense, and probate. I focus on my clients' individual needs and clients informed about the status of their case and current legal issues. I zealously advocate for clients to resolve thier legal issues. I am always happy to answer questions and discuss your case. Call me at 423-613-0160.
David Scott Byrd
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MORRISTOWN, TN Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(423) 586-3083 1004 West First North Street
MORRISTOWN, TN 37816
Family, Collections, Divorce and Real Estate
University of Tennessee College of Law


David was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, and remained in Jefferson County where he attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City and graduated Cum Laude in 1991.

After obtaining his law degree from the University Of Tennessee's College Of Law in 1994, he became associated with the law firm of Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd, being named a partner in 1999. David is engaged in civil trial practice with emphasis in the areas of domestic relations and collections.

David is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Tennessee as well as the United States District Court for the...
S. Joanne Sheldon
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Newport, TN Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(423) 625-1236 466B Eastern Plaza Shopping Center
Newport, TN 37821
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
Our firm's practice is focused upon the effective representation of clients facing criminal charges in both the Tennessee and Federal Court systems. Ms. Sheldon, who herself was previoulsy a State Prosecutor, has handled numerous misdemeanor and felony cases including pleas and jury trials. Additionally, due to extensive training, she is now Death Penalty qualified in the state of Tennessee. Other firm areas of practice involve Family and Juvenile Law. We welcome you to contact our office for a free consultation to properly evaluate your case. Allow us the opportunity to represent your legal needs during...
Aaron J. Chapman Esq.
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Morristown, TN Family Law Attorney
(423) 254-5333 P.O. Box 1175
Morristown, TN 37816
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
East Tennessee General Practitioner with experience in Criminal Law, Family Law, Collections, and Juvenile Law. Has practiced in various Courts of Washington, Sullivan, Unicoi, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, and Knox Counties. Admitted to U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Tennessee.
Timothy W. Jones
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(865) 365-1145 134 Court Avenue
Victoria Mall, Suite 101
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Business, Collections and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
I began my licensed practice of law in 1989 with a real estate law firm in Sevierville, TN, Ben Brabson, Charles Kite and Richard Vance. I learned how to resolve many of the issues that sometimes plague real estate owners such as encroachments, boundary line issues, easements and licenses to name a few. My training and experience has taught me how to prepare and try these complicated cases. My practice has expanded through the years to include contract drafting and litigation, which is a natural accompaniment to my real estate practice. As with most firms, your clients for one type...
Joseph Patrick Stapleton
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(865) 453-9792 231 Parkway
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Wendy G. Patrick
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Lawyer
(865) 244-6000 140 E Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Free ConsultationFamily and Juvenile
University of Tennessee College of Law
James Ralph Hickman
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(865) 453-0944 140 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Criminal
Mr. Charles C. Harrison Jr.
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(865) 365-3050 227 Court Ave
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee College of Law
Thomas Testerman
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Newport, TN Family Law Attorney
(423) 623-0375 301 E Broadway
Newport, TN 37821
Family, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Attorney
(865) 453-1143 111 Commerce St
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
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Sevierville, TN Family Law Attorney
(865) 453-1143 111 Commerce St
Sevierville, TN 37862
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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SEVIERVILLE, TN Family Law Attorney
(865) 453-2866 100 EAST MAIN STREET SUITE 400
SEVIERVILLE, TN 37862
Family
Bill Fix
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(865) 934-9239 408 North Cedar Bluff Road, Ste. 260
Knoxville, TN 37923
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Mary's University School of Law
I'm a solo general practice attorney, focusing on wills, probate, and estate planning, but I also handle family law cases and other various civil matters. I enjoy helping folks protect what they've worked hard to obtain, preserving their wealth for their families. I grew up in Maryville before my dad’s career relocated our family to Missouri while I was in high school. Prior to attending law school, I served as Assistant Communications Director and Director of Constituent Services for Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, worked as a licensed investment rep for Edward Jones, and delivered marketing and communications results...
Elliott James Schuchardt
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(865) 304-4374 6223 Highland Place Way
Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37919
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Columbia Law School
Elliott Schuchardt has more than 20 years of experience providing legal

Elliott Schuchardt has more than 20 years of experience providing legal services to a variety of clients. He currently practices in the areas of civil litigation, bankruptcy, divorce, custody, and corporate law.

Mr. Schuchardt received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1993 and his BA degree from Cornell University in 1989. He also spent a year studying at Oxford University in Oxford, England, as a visiting student. Before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, Mr. Schuchardt practiced law with several large law firms in New York, Philadelphia, and...
James Cortney 'Cort' Sikes
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(865) 320-9444 135 Fox Road, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37922
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I am a trial attorney and Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator based in Knoxville, Tennessee. I represent clients in counties throughout East Tennessee and the Mid-State. I focus my practice on helping clients pursue their Social Security disability benefits, serious personal bodily injury cases (including car, motorcycle, truck, and premises liability), all areas of family law (child support cases, child custody, divorce cases, visitation cases, and family law mediation) bankruptcy, estate planning and probate, and criminal defense.

I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I...
Jedidiah 'Jed' McKeehan
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(865) 588-1096 1111 N. Northshore Drive, Suite N-290
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatKnoxville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Samford University
If there was motto for my practice, it would be, "Honesty above all else, even if it hurts your feelings and hurts my wallet."

You very well may need an attorney, but what you absolutely need is someone who will be completely honest with you about what to expect, what the realistic outcomes of your case are, and what the road map is to get there.

Let's sit down and go over your case and I will be honest with you about whether I can help you, and how I can help you reach the achievable goals that we set up for...
John C Barnes
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(865) 805-5703 109 S. Northshore Drive
Suite 310
Knoxville, TN 37919
Free ConsultationKnoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
We care about doing a great job and making sure our clients are well informed and well taken care of throughout the legal process. Being charged with a crime, suffering an injury, or getting divorced are stressful experiences. The last thing you need is to worry about what your lawyer is doing with your case. We promise to be responsive, open, and honest about every aspect of your legal matter. The Barnes Law Firm is committed to providing you a first class defense at a cost people can afford. We regularly practice in courts in...
Denna F Middleton
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(865) 470-4288 9111 Cross Park Dr #200
Knoxville, TN 37923
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Tennessee College of Law
With more than 25 years of experience as a bankruptcy and family law attorney, attorney Denna Middleton, is a knowledgeable choice for Knoxville, TN clients who deserve quality attention and care during life’s rough legal transitions. Her experience working with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (FDIC) bankruptcy division provided valuable insight in the area of bankruptcy. Over the years, attorney Middleton has helped countless individuals and businesses alike obtain financial assistance through debt consolidation and bankruptcy filing. Attorney Middleton is a caring attorney who also provides specialized support to families in need of legal assistance for Divorce in Knoxville....
Sarah C. Easter
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(865) 566-0125 625 Market Street, 7th Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Tulane University School of Law
Divorce and Family Law Attorney as well as a Rule 31 Supreme Court Listed Family and Civil Mediator. Over 10 years of family law experience. Mediation trainer and co-founder of Tennessee Mediation school, LLC.
Benjamin T. Barnett
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(865) 474-0128 7417 Kingston Pike
Suite 203
Knoxville, TN 37919
Knoxville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Family and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
I practice primarily Divorce and Custody law throughout East Tennessee. This field allows me to make a real difference in the outcome of a client on a daily basis.

I give direct and realistic advice to each client based on their personal scenario and work very hard to ensure that each maximizes the circumstance they find themselves facing.

My attorneys and staff work as a team to tackle your issue. I help each client develop specific understanding of their legal issue to provide the knowledge to make an informed decision.

I am a native Tennessean and proud...
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 200 Prosperity Place
Knoxville, TN 37923
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Family, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
Shelley Breeding
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(866) 919-0953 900 S. Gay St.
Suite 1950
Knoxville, TN 37902
Family, Business, Construction and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
Shelley S. Breeding is prominent Knoxville family law, business law and civil litigation attorney with years of experience handling multi-million-dollar divorce and business cases in state and federal courts. She has argued numerous cases in front of the Tennessee Court of Appeals and cases in front of the Tennessee Supreme Court. Shelley represents individuals as well as corporations, handling everything from forming the corporation to drafting contracts to litigation for her business clients. Shelley's family law practice focuses on adoption and complex divorce cases, which often require expert witnesses for business valuations, commercial and residential property appraisals and frequently...
Melanie Hogg
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(865) 637-6550 1522 Highland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916
Family and Divorce
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Melanie Hogg grew up being known for her diplomacy. Most parents know their kids are going to be lawyers because they argue with them. Instead, Melanie’s folks knew she was destined for a law career because she reasoned them to death.

A senior attorney at Held Law Firm, this Knoxville native is returning to her roots in Tennessee after she gained a national perspective on family law issues by practicing family law in Vermont, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and in Georgia where she was certified as a Family Law Specialist. A seasoned lawyer with more than 15 years experience in five...
James H. Snyder Jr.
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Alcoa, TN Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(865) 981-4966 Alcoa, TN 37701
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Snyder, J. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1987. Upon graduation I clerked for the Honorable Joe D. Duncan, Presiding Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals until his retirement on September 1, 1990. On September 1, 1990, I joined the District Attorney General's Office for the Fifth Judicial District (Blount County, Tennessee) until I went into private practice on September 1, 1996. Six years later, on September 1, 1996, founded the Law Office of James H. Snyder, Jr., and at the same time was...
Nicholas A. Black
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Maryville, TN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(865) 977-6899 609 Smithview Drive
Maryville, TN 37804
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I received a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Clemson University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Clemson University. After passing the Tennessee Bar Exam and being sworn into the practice in the Courts of Tennessee, I embarked to establish a solo law practice. In 2009 I joined the firm of Ralls & Wooten, which became Ralls Wooten & Black in 2015. I have focused my practice on serving Blount, Knox & the surrounding East Tennessee Counties. As a native of...
Mital Devendra Patel
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(865) 217-1154 217 S. Peters Road
Knoxville, TN 37923
Family
The University of Mississippi School of Law
Mital D. Patel prides herself in her zealous and individualized representation of her clients. Ms. Patel handles a wide array of legal matters; however, she has focused on those specific practice areas since she became licensed over a decade ago. Whether you are a business owner, a parent experiencing domestic issues or a couple seeking thorough estate planning and asset protection you can count on Ms. Patel to educate you and guide you through the process. Ms. Patel will take the time to get to know you, to understand your difficulties and to solve your problems.

Ms. Patel is able to...
Ashley Lauren Roberts
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(865) 474-0128 7417 Kingston Pike
Suite 203
Knoxville, TN 37919
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law
Ashley Roberts focuses her practice on domestic relations and juvenile court matters in Knox and the surrounding counties. Ashley is compassionate and attentive to clients. She understands that resolving legal disputes through negotiation or litigation can present unpredictable and emotional obstacles.

Ashley handles both agreed and contested divorces including complex matters relating to child custody, child support, and military divorces where one or both parties is absent from the state. She also handles post-divorce proceedings, such as modification of parenting plans, modification of child support, and enforcement of final judgments through contempt.

Additionally, Ashley advocates for the rights of children as a...
Heather G. Anderson
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(865) 546-8030 116 Agnes
Knoxville, TN 37919
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
University of Memphis
Heather G. Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and while there, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy as well as served on the Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure. In her time practicing, Heather has represented clients ranging in size from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. She has the rare distinction of being named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in two cities and regions in the state, by the Greater...
Lauren R Biloski
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Clinton, TN Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(865) 264-4887 1710 Oak Ridge Highway
Clinton, TN 37716
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Divorce
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Lauren Biloski is a 2000 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, a 2003 graduate from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and obtained her J.D. degree in 2006 from Indiana University. Lauren returned to East Tennessee to practice in East Tennessee and provide assistance to a community that allowed her to flourish. In 2006, Lauren was admitted to practice law in Indiana and Tennessee after successfully taking and passing two bar exams in July. Lauren's passion for the law developed with her internship with Child Advocates, Inc. and the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office. After discovering...
Mark Albert Skelton
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Rogersville, TN Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(423) 272-4812 121 South Depot Street
Rogersville, TN 37857
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee College of Law
Since 1983, the Law Office of Mark A. Skelton has distinguished itself as a law firm serving consumer bankruptcy (chapter 7 and 13) and social security disability clients in East Tennessee. The law office also handles adoption/divorce/family law and estate planning/probate cases. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. Mark Albert Skelton is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. Mark Skelton's daughter, Amy Kathleen Skelton, also graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and joined the law office upon her graduation and admission to the practice of law in...
Camellia Saunders
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(865) 851-9314 5401 Kingston Pike, Suite 260
Building 1
Knoxville, TN 37919
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I grew up in New York but I call Tennessee home. I came to Tennessee in 1994 for law school and have lived here ever since. I have practiced law in both the private and non-profit sectors for 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of legal knowledge and experience that I will use to advocate for you and your rights. I will apply my vast legal knowledge and experience to the specific facts of your case. Your case is unique to you. Your case is crucial to you. Your case will be...
Julia Spannaus
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Maryville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(865) 984-1923 101 West Broadway
Suite 230
Maryville, TN 37802
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
Fordham University
Julia Spannaus works in several areas of law related to families and children. Her goal is to provide you with a variety of options for your particular circumstance and work with you to find the most efficient route to your stated goal. Her experience as an agency attorney in two states and as an attorney for children and parents provides her with a unique background to assist you and your family. Most consultations are free, so call today to find out what she can do for you and your family.
Caitlin F. Elledge
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Attorney
(865) 546-7770 612 S. Gay Street
Fifth Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
Family and Divorce
Georgetown University Law Center
Since 1993, AV-Rated Knoxville Divorce and Family Law firm Sobieski, Messer & Elledge, PLLC has served families throughout East Tennessee protect what's most important to them - their family and their financial future.

The lawyers of Sobieski, Messer & Elledge do one thing and we do it very well. By concentrating our practice exclusively in the areas of divorce and family law, our clients can expect to be reresented by lawyers with the most advanced knowledge in all aspects of family law. We represent clients who need an aggressive and compassionate advocate in matters of Divorce, Child Custody, Property Division, Child...
Andrew Scott Roskind
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Knoxville, TN Family Law Lawyer
(865) 769-6969 705 Gate Lane, Suite 202
Knoxville, TN 37909
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law
Andrew S. Roskind came to Knoxville from San Diego, California after serving six years in the United States Navy. While on active duty, Andy received several awards including the Navy Achievement Medal, Letters of Commendation, Honorable Discharge, and the Southwest Asia Service Medal for service during Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After settling in East Tennessee with his wife, Jodi, Andy attended the University of Tennessee where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence Degrees. In addition to practicing law, Mr. Roskind has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law teaching Negotiations...
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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.

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