Family Law Attorneys

Expert Attorneys, Favorable Outcomes for You and Your Family

Schell & Oglesby, LLC recognizes the impact divorce and post-divorce proceedings will have on you and your family’s future and our attorneys apply their extensive expertise and discretion in providing you the support and individualized direction you need to obtain favorable results. Our firm dedicates a significant portion of its practice to assisting clients with divorce and custody related matters in Williamson and Davidson Counties as well as the surrounding Middle Tennessee area. Schell & Oglesby, LLC offers family law mediation, assisting parties in reaching amicable resolutions to their disputes, while our litigators handle contested trials and appeals with particular experience in high-asset and complex business associated divorce proceedings particular experience in high-asset and complex business associated divorce proceedings.

Divorce, Annulment, and Alimony

Whether you are facing a divorce, dealing with modifications or enforcement of existing divorce provisions, or planning for the future, our expert attorneys can help navigate to a favorable outcome. Call (615) 550-2800 to schedule a confidential consultation with Schell & Oglesby, LLC today

Divorce and Annulment

Contested divorce and annulment proceedings can be intimidating given the lasting ramifications on your financial and family situation. Our attorneys understand the importance of immediate availability and knowledgeable responses; we guide you through this process to optimally prepare your case for a successful result.

Uncontested Divorces

When parties agree to pursue an uncontested divorce, they can negotiate and agree to an asset division, provide for spousal or child support, and enter into a visitation agreement for their minor children. In such cases, our attorneys work with you to advise you on this divorce process, draft a comprehensive and enforceable agreement, and encourage an amicable divorce and separation.

Enforcement of Divorce Decrees

Final and temporary orders from the Court in divorce and other family law proceedings are enforceable by the Court. The court provides means, such as contempt and other actions, to obtain compliance and to hold a noncompliant party financially and otherwise accountable. Should a party in your case not follow an order of the Court, our attorneys provide the direction and skills required to enforce visitation rights, support, asset division, and all other court ordered action.

Modification of Divorce Decrees

After entry of a final decree of divorce, the parties are obligated by court order to adhere to all its terms including:

  • property division
  • parenting plans
  • and support orders

Sometimes, however, circumstances change or mistakes were made requiring a change to that final order. Our attorneys work with you to either negotiate with your former spouse or provide the necessary argument to the Court to achieve a modification.


Both long-term and short-term marriages can result in an order of spousal support. The amount and length of such payments, however, are dependent on a multitude of factors including one party’s need and the other’s ability to pay. Our attorneys are skilled in advocating for their clients’ needs and protecting their financial interests.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

Before entering a marriage or upon reconciling a separated marriage, parties can enter into a contract designed to protect your separate assets and to predetermine outcomes in a potential future divorce or estate proceeding. Whether you seek assistance in drafting such an agreement or wish to contest it in a court proceeding, Schell & Oglesby, LLC provides the legal skill required.

Custody, Child Support, and Visitation

The attorneys at Schell & Oglesby, LLC are experienced in matters of custody, visitation, and child support. Our team will help guide you through whatever family law proceedings you may be facing with respect to everything from child support to adoption. Call (615) 550-2800 to schedule a confidential consultation with Schell & Oglesby, LLC today.

Child Custody/Visitation Rights

Parenting plans and custody determinations direct the visitation schedules, educational, medical, and other important decisions for your minor children. In cases where parents cannot agree on what parenting arrangements are best for their children or changes are needed in your existing parenting plans, our litigators fight to represent your interests and protect those of your children.

Child Support

In all cases involving minor children, the Courts require and set child support and provide for the responsibilities of health insurance and childcare costs. Setting, modifying, enforcing, and collecting past due child support matters both to you and your children. Our attorneys ensure that such matters are handled fairly and consider your financial needs or ability to pay.


If a parent wants or needs to move out of state or more than fifty miles from the other parent either during a divorce proceeding or after the entry of a parenting plan, Tennessee law provides strict guidelines and procedures for both a relocating parent and parent opposing relocation to follow. To ensure you adequately enforce your custody rights and obtain your parenting goals as it relates to a potential relocation, our attorneys work with you to design an effective strategy.

Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption

Schell & Oglesby provides the vital support to the parents and step-parents seeking to terminate the parental rights of an absent or otherwise detrimental biological parent. Our attorneys also provide their clients guidance on the complex adoption laws and legal process in Tennessee with the goal of making the process as swift and efficient as possible for your family.

Establishing Paternity

Without legally determining the father of a minor child, the mother cannot enforce legal rights to child support and the father cannot enforce legal rights to custody or visitation. Our attorneys can advise on the process of determining or contesting paternity and the support and visitation matters that arise from these proceedings.

Grandparent Visitation

In certain scenarios grandparents can assert a right to custody or visitation rights to their grandchildren and share in the care responsibility. If a grandparent has asserted a claim to custody or if you believe that you have a right to assert such a claim, then our attorneys can provide the appropriate support and direction on this specialized process. Whatever your family law needs, you deserve an attorney committed to finding the best possible outcome. The attorneys at Schell & Oglesby will not only fight for favorable outcomes, we also provide support, advice, and empathy throughout the process – contact us today to schedule your free consultation.