Local attorney speaks at the 2017 Annual Family Law meeting of the Victoria, Australia Bar

Attorney Melissa Averett of Averett Family Law recently traveled to Vietnam to address members of the Victoria, Australia, Bar Association at their 2017 Annual Family Law meeting. Her session on October 2 was on Spousal Support Guidelines in the U.S and How to Create Your Own.

“I was thrilled to be invited to present to the Victoria Bar,” says Averett. “Spousal support calculations can be a huge point of contention in any family law case. I chaired a committee in 2015 that worked to develop the first spousal support formula for use in Orange and Chatham County, North Carolina. A member of the Victoria Bar reached out to me, expressing interest in hearing more about how we derived the calculation and how they might develop their own formula. The session I presented was interactive and allowed for discussion to give the attending barristers and solicitors direction toward creating a formula that will work in their courts.” The 2017 Annual Family Law meeting of the Victoria, Australia Bar was held from September 29 through October 2, 2017 at the Almanity Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam.

Averett Family Law  is a small but comprehensive family law firm founded by Melissa Averett in 1998. The firm represents clients in cases involving separation, divorce, child custody, child support, alimony and post separation support, protective orders and related family law issues, as well as estate planning and probate law. Attorney Averett is the only Certified Family Law Specialist with an office in Chatham County, however, Averett Family Law serves clients in Chatham, Orange, Durham and Wake counties in North Carolina. The firm may be reached at (919) 903-9442.