Global Reputation

North Carolina certified family law attorney D. Melissa Averett is an international family law attorney and speaker, addressing legal audiences in the US and across the globe on family law topics.

Melissa teaches continuing legal education classes to attorneys in NC, speaks to Bar Association members internationally on common family law topics, and acts as an expert witness in domestic violence cases.

International Family Lawyer

While the laws are different in every state and country, there are many common themes in family law.

Melissa shares her knowledge and perceptions on divorce, custody, child support, equitable distribution, marital torts, litigation, and more, with attorneys from around the world at various conferences.

Looking for a speaker for your event? Learn more about having Melissa speak to your group.

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Tireless Advocate for Justice

Averett Family Law is a team of caring and efficient professionals. As a paralegal myself, I was truly impressed by the personal and skillful service I received throughout the painful process of divorce. I would recommend Melissa Averett to absolutely anyone. She is a tireless advocate for justice. Catherine Wright

Melissa Doesn’t Miss Anything

Melissa Averett came through when I really needed her. She made time for me even though she had a busy schedule. Melissa is incredibly intelligent and doesn’t miss anything. I would recommend her a hundred times over! Jenna Frye

No Nonsense Attorney

Outstanding law firm. Melissa puts her clients first. She is also a no non-sense attorney who sets reasonable expectations. The fees are the most reasonable of any attorney I interviewed. I have used Averett Family Law multiple times and do not hesitate to highly recommend them! Nee Ghi

Afi J.

“I am a family law attorney in Greensboro with great respect for Melissa as a fellow attorney. Melissa is a fierce advocate for her clients and a leading voice in the community for victims of domestic violence. She is a valued colleague who willingly offers her knowledge to others. Her advice as a colleague is…

Scott R.

“Searching the internet, I found a family law attorney in Chatham County. Based on the information I provided, she recommended Attorney Averett. To that point, it was the best advice an attorney ever gave me. A recommendation to speak with Melissa made a world of difference for my children and I hope it can for…

Kathy H.

“Knowledgeable, no nonsense lawyer. Hands down great!” Kathy H.