Charles O. Schem

Charles O. "Chuck" Schem is an experienced trial attorney that limits his practice to family law and domestic relations. In addition to his many awards and other accolades, Mr. Schem has several published family law appellate opinions.

Having practiced for more than 40 years, Mr. Schem prides himself in his direct but honest approach with clients and his effective representation in the courtroom.

In his spare time, Mr. Schem enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.

Details & Accolades


  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. in letters, 1976
  • University of Oklahoma, College of Law, J.D., 1979


  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, 1980

Professional Organizations & Memberships

  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section

Awards & Recognitions

  • Designated as a Super Lawyer by¬†Super Lawyers Publication
  • Listed as AV (Preeminent) by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section Attorney of the Year, 2015
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, Family Law in Oklahoma City, 2021

Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Business Valuations
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Civil Litigation
  • Post-Divorce Enforcement
  • Post-Divorce Modification
  • Legal Separation
  • Mediation
  • Non-Traditional Families
  • Paternity/Parentage
  • Property Division
  • Temporary Support
  • Appellate Issues

Published Opinions

  • Slover v. Smith, 1988 OK 119
  • Wood v. Redwine, 2001 OK CIV APP 115
  • Troxell v. Troxell, 2001 OK CIV APP 96
  • Meyer v. Meyer, 2006 OK 79
  • Hogue v. Hogue, 2008 OK CIV APP 63
  • Bradshaw v. Bradshaw, 2011 OK CIV APP 8
  • McKinney v. McKinney, 2019 OK CIV APP 24
Charles O. Schem

Hester Schem Law Firm

16311 Sonoma Park Drive

Edmond, OK 73013


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