Family Law Attorneys Maryville TN

Compassionate Family Law & Divorce Attorneys in Maryville, TN

The legal help you need for family matters in Blount County and East Tennessee

Family law issues are among some of the most emotionally charged legal matters. They can be joyful, like the adoption of a child or a marriage. Or, on the other end of the spectrum, more unpleasant matters like divorce or child custody disputes. Regardless of the nature of your circumstances, you need lawyers who understand how you feel and provide the objective guidance you need to make the right choices for the future for yourself and your children.

Whether in five months or five years, you want to look back and know that you made the right choices for your family. The divorce and family law attorneys at Shepherd & Long, P.C. have more than four collective decades of experience navigating the detailed provisions of Tennessee family law legislation. We became lawyers to make a positive difference in the lives of the people we represent.


Caleb Gandy
"Kevin responded to my urgent email even while he was on Christmas leave. He got me full legal and physical custody of my kids! He’s very professional and a killer lawyer! I recommend him to everyone I know! Huge props to Erica his legal assistant too! They are all fantastic!"

Caleb Gandy

Megan Sparkes
"I Kevin and his team are very driven, compassionate, and are willing to do what it takes to win even when things in your case aren't cut-and-dry. Both Kevin and Maxey are very knowledgeable of family law and highly responsive. It's really hard to find a lawyer who actually has a heart for your situation and will work with you on costs, but they do. Kevin and his team are absolutely phenomenal and I cannot recommend them enough. I plan to re-hire if I should ever need legal services in the future."

Megan Sparkes

Jorga Prater
"We have hired Maxey to represent use for a very difficult family matter that has caused use quite a lot of emotional stress. The firm is so helpful; very professional, and also answer questions in ways we understand them. We have also met with Kevin and he is as kind as Maxey is and they really seem to know there stuff . They genuinely care about use and that’s means a lot."

Jorga Prater

Aaron Lolley
"My wife and I needed a lawyer who would represent our case fairly and honestly, while keeping her best interest at heart. Kevin was in communication with us when necessary, Ericka responded promptly to emails or calls with information or updates, and we always knew what to expect going into a situation. If you need someone to represent you or a loved one, he is the one to call. Thank you Shepherd & Long."

Aaron Lolley

Stacy Carter
"I can’t say enough good things! Kevin and his team are phenomenal. He was reassuring and comforting during the most difficult time in my life. He worked diligently for the outcome that I was hoping for. Erica is great and was always on top of everything that was going on. I will never go anywhere else for my legal needs."

Stacy Carter

What types of family law matters does your firm handle?

Supporting people through the end of their marriage may be the most common service provided by our Maryville family law attorneys. These types of cases require legal knowledge, financial understanding and personal sensitivity. With our long and reputable history as divorce attorneys — and with Kevin Shepherd as one of the most successful divorce mediators in Blount County — we guide clients through the many issues that affect their futures, including:

Contested divorce. In a contested divorce, spouses are unable to come to agreement on issues like child custody or asset division. Often litigation is involved. We can help you with this process.

Alimony. The state of Tennessee does not guarantee alimony for either spouse. However, our divorce attorneys fight for your right to the support you need to get a fresh start.

Child custody. Tennessee law requires that the best interest of the child is considered in child custody decisions. There are various types of custody, including physical and legal. We can consult with you on your options.

Uncontested divorce. When you and your spouse can agree on all the terms of your split, an uncontested divorce can save time, money, and stress. You both agree on ending the marriage as well as the divorce agreement.

Child support. Child support is money one parent pays to the other to provide financial support for their child(ren). Typically the non-custodial parent pays support to the custodial parent.

Grandparents’ rights. We help grandparents take legal action when needed to continue the important bond with their grandchildren after divorce. We also help pursue custody when children face a dangerous situation in the home or if both parents die.

Asset division. Divorcing couples typically have a variety of assets and property to split between them. This division of property can include the home, retirement accounts, or a shared business.

Legal separation. If you and your spouse are not yet ready for divorce, legal separation may be the best solution for you. Our attorneys can help you draft a thorough separation agreement.

Prenuptial & postnuptial agreements. A prenup is a contract two people sign before getting married. It outlines how they will divide their assets in the event of a divorce. Post-nups are signed after marriage.

You can also look to the lawyers at Shepherd & Long, P.C. for assistance with:

And, our East Tennessee family law attorneys work with clients expanding their families through adoption, including:

  • Agency and DCS adoptions
  • Independent and private adoptions
  • International adoptions
  • Step-parent and relative adoptions

We help families meet all Tennessee state requirements and ensure the process goes smoothly for everyone involved.

Contact an experienced Maryville family law attorney

Whether you need assistance with divorce or with the happy event of adopting a child, an experienced family law lawyer in Maryville can help you focus on the legal details required for a successful outcome. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with Shepherd & Long, P.C., call us at 865-982-8060 or fill out our contact form. We regularly represent clients in Madisonville, Oak Ridge, Lenoir City and throughout East Tennessee.