Serving NE Tennessee along with Lee, Scott, Washington, and Wise Counties of SW Virginia

Law Offices of Stephen L. Gilly
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Adoptions, Prenuptial Agreements and Other Tennessee Family Legal Issues

Dedicated family lawyer in Bristol handles a range of issues

There are many issues in family law that arise unexpectedly and pose unique challenges. When that happens, you need a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable. The attorneys at Gilly Hill & Schaefer are compassionate family lawyers who provides the support, personal attention and legal acumen that it takes to handle them.

Adoption and prenuptial agreements are common family law matters in Bristol

A Kingsport adoption firm like Gilly Hill & Schaefer know how important an adoption is to a family, and to a stepparent who chooses to adopt the child/children of his or her spouse. And as a practitioner of family law, Our attorneys understand how significant a prenuptial agreement is for a Tennessee couple embarking on marriage — and how serious both juvenile defense and guardianship are for children and their families.

We provide intelligent solutions to family matters with long-range importance

At The Law Office of Gilly Hill & Schaefer, we are experienced with Tennessee family law areas:

  • Adoption — We protect you from disappointment by handling adoptions with care, precision and diligence.
  • Prenuptial agreements — We make a comprehensive review of your financial situation so you can embark upon marriage knowing that you are financially secure.
  • Juvenile defense — We have the compassion and sensitivity to provide the defense a child needs when up against the law.
  • Guardianship — We recognize the seriousness of guardianship of a child or an adult, and approach the matter with great care and diligence.


We handle all types of adoptions, including stepparent adoption, agency adoption and international adoption. Our experience with prenuptial agreements is especially valuable, as Tennessee courts have great latitude in enforcing and interpreting them. At a time when juveniles account for almost a quarter of all violent crimes nationwide, we are able to help families deal effectively with the ins and outs of the juvenile court system. And, finally, our knowledge of Tennessee guardianship statutes enables us to clarify the powers, duties and responsibilities of guardians to the wards they represent.

Our 19 years of experience practicing family law in Tennessee enables us to handle these family law matters successfully and give you peace of mind.

Solutions for family law problems of all types

The Law Office of Gilly Hill & Schaefer, a firm that is broadly experienced in Tennessee family law, provides satisfying solutions to whatever family law matters you face. We are there for you when the unexpected happens. We offer personal attention and a refreshing, down-to-earth approach. Located in Kingsport, we serve clients throughout Tennessee and Virginia. Call us at 423-246-3811 to arrange for a free initial consultation, or contact us online.