Serving Clients in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Loudon, Sevier & Roane Counties
A Full-Service Family Law Firm Serving Knoxville & Surrounding Communities Your Family Law Firm

At Held Law Firm, we are dedicated and prepared to guide our clients through this transition and into better days ahead. With over 50 years of experience, Held Law Firm is the firm your family deserves. 

Knoxville Family Law Attorneys

Making a Difference in the Lives of Our Clients

In the Knoxville area, lots of lawyers can represent you in a divorce, but at Held Law Firm, we go the extra mile. We care, not just about your divorce, but about your personal growth. We want you to come out of your divorce full of hope, confidence, and a sense of renewal. Our job is to guide you through the maze of processes and personalities, to restore your faith in yourself and in the legal system.

To learn more about your individual circumstances, we offer free initial consultations by Zoom or telephone for all prospective clients. If possible, we’ll guide you to low-cost options for uncontested and lightly contested divorces. We also handle complex, high asset, and high-profile family law cases.

Facing a divorce or other family law issue? Contact us at (865) 685-4780 to arrange for a free phone or Zoom consultation to discuss the specifics of your case with a Knoxville family lawyer.

A family law firm founded on integrity

Founding Attorney Margaret Held has a unique story and a no quit mentality. Her attitude and deep-rooted passion for standing up for what's right has served her clients well.

Why Hire held law firm?

"There isn't a better group in Knoxville"
  • When You Hire One Attorney, You Hire the Entire Firm
  • A True Passion for Standing Up for What's Right
  • Our Goal Is for Every Client to Leave on Cloud 9
  • Actively Involved in Improving Our Local Community
  • A Team of Fearless Trial Attorneys
  • Over 50 Years of Experience in Family Law

Client testimonials

A Proven Track Record of Success
  • “We live in California and needed a law firm to help us get custody of our 2 young (9 and 12 yo) grand nephews after their mother passed away. Held Law Firm, Chelsea and Abigail, in particular were our ...”

    - TB Northern California
  • “After being married for over 40 years, I was at a point in my life that I no longer wanted to take care of every aspect of being in that situation. I felt it was time for me to start thinking more ...”

    - C. White
  • “Newer to the Knoxville area and looking for a law firm to help us set up our will. Melanie Hogg, with Held Law Firm, came highly recommended and have to say the reviews were right. Melanie was ...”

    - A. Witte
  • “Held law firm went above and beyond to help me with a case they don't normally do. I appreciate how dedicated they are to helping make sure the case goes well. I couldn't have had a better attorney ...”

    - J.A.
  • “Margaret and her staff make you feel very welcome from the beginning. Everyone in the office makes a difficult process a lot easier to go through. She and her staff are kind, thoughtful, patient, ...”

    - J.W.
  • “After interviewing almost every attorney in downtown Knoxville and finding them to minimize and plan to use a cookie cutter approach to my case I was deeply relieved to find Held Law Firm. They are ...”

    - L. F.
  • “Margaret Held was excellent help with obtaining information on my divorce. She knew exactly what she was talking about and I feel confident that they are one of the best lawyer offices in Knoxville!”

    - K. M.
  • “Short Version: Melanie and Chelsea are a force to be reckoned with and thank God they were on my side. Do yourself a favor and go with them. **Worth the read if you are searching for a Lawyer** Long ...”

    - R. F.
  • “From the day I walked in the office, I was greeted like family. The attention, the hard work and the team effort that Held Law has given me will forever be appreciated. I highly recommend Held Law to ...”

    - J. L.
  • Professional, Accurate, and Timely!

    “Chelsea Price exceeded expectation with our case of step parent adoption. I highly recommend her for adoption cases. She was professional, accurate, and timely in completing everything that needed to ...”

    - Ashley C.
  • Not afraid to step in and get things done

    “Ms. Held helped me turn around a complete nightmare situation. She was creative with problem solving and was not afraid to step in and get things done.”

    - Bethany T.
  • I honestly have no idea where I would be today if it wasn’t for this AMAZING firm!

    “This is a firm that truly cares & will literally have your back & encourage you through the tough times!”

    - Alicia U.
  • I would absolutely recommend Held Law Firm.

    “I wanted to find a firm who could help me obtain a quick, affordable divorce and Held provided just that. All members of their team were extremely responsive and informative. Never did I feel out of the loop or confused and I always felt comfortable asking”

    - Brittany H.
  • She is fierce! She will fight for you and win.

    “I am so grateful to her because now I have a signed court order clearly defining visitation with my grandchild, which had previously been denied. I believe that without Margaret this would not have happened.”

    - Debra I.
  • The legal representation I received exceeded my expectations.

    “At no time did anyone at the firm take any action on my behalf without first having a conversation with me and getting my approval. While I hope I never have to go through a divorce again, I know I'd gladly seek their assistance again. In fact, if I ever n”

    - Kevin F.
  • Excellent assistance and eased our concerns!

    “Melanie was great! She provided excellent assistance and eased our concerns throughout the process. She arranged a virtual hearing for us so we could still have a court date even as in-person meetings ...”

    - Tammy R.
  • I highly recommend!

    “Very professional, extremely reasonable with fees, and most of all they truly care about their clients.”

    - Pamela H.
  • Held Law Firm goes above and beyond with their clients.

    “Kudos to this law firm for being straight up with their clients - hard to come by these days!”

    - Amy F.
  • This is the place to go!

    “Another great aspect of Held Law Firm is how comfortable and welcoming they are so you don't feel anxious. The atmosphere and vibe makes you feel right at home and so welcomed.”

    - Sandy H.
  • Great law firm!

    “They know the legalities and how to do their jobs well, and they provide individualized service based on their client's needs. Excellent!”

    - Barbara J.
  • Works hard to get the best outcome.

    “This is my family's future, and it's the only chance I have to make it right. With my entire family's future hanging in the balance, Margaret has given my case the attention and effort it deserves.”

    - Devon C.
  • Efficient and informative

    “Melanie and her team at Held Law Firm were efficient and informative during my recent divorce settlement. Melanie was courteous and listened to my many questions.”

    - Sandra B.
  • I trust the team at Held Law Firm

    “I would not look for another law firm to handle any of my attorney needs.”

    - Stefan T.
  • Simply The Best

    “The Held law firm is staffed with only the best and they will fight for you in court. They cleaned up a mess made by our previous attorney, and got our case moving forward. Margaret has the experience and skills to get you the best results possible.”

    - Darrel W.
  • Did an amazing job with my divorce!

    “I really appreciated that they were so responsive to my needs, and made sure that I had realistic expectations. There were no surprises here. They didn't let my ex push me around and were there for me every step of the way, always making time to explain to”

    - Faith B.

Plan, Execute, Thrive

When you hire one of our attorneys, you hire the whole firm. Our team of fearless trial attorneys are supported by a staff committed to meticulous preparation. We understand that these matters are highly personal and incredibly emotional, which is why we will support and guide you on what steps to take and the impact your choices will have on your future. We will all know you and your case, and we will bring together the unique talents of everyone in this house to achieve the best future for you.

Our motto: you can fix a bad marriage with a good divorce.

Over 50 Years COMBINED Experience

At Held Law Firm, we have a passion for family law and the people it protects. The most rewarding moments of our job are the victories we win for our clients. We diligently work for you and do everything possible to empower you throughout the legal process. Whether you are facing a complex divorce, a child custody dispute, or some other divisive family law issue, we give you our all. We are dedicated to using our years of experience, well-developed legal and negotiation skills, and aggressive approach to stand up for you and your future. When you come to us, you will be treated like family.

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