Melissa Averett

Melissa Averett

NC Board Certified Family Law Specialist
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

I love practicing law. Guiding clients through the stress and upheaval of divorce, a custody battle or the aftermath of a death in the family is position of trust that I take seriously. Drafting an amicable separation agreement, or completing an adoption efficiently with as little drama as possible is equally important. I have been a NC Certified Family Law Specialist since 2009. My law firm handles divorce, custody, child support, alimony, property division, grandparents' rights, domestic violence, tort claims and personal injury, prenuptial and separation agreements, estate planning and administration in Chatham, Orange and Durham counties.

Education
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (1998)
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Honors: Magna cum laude
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Averett Family Law
- Current
Family Law firm representing clients in cases involving divorce, custody, probate, estate planning and personal injury
Founder and Executive Director
DVC Legal Services, Inc.
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Non profit law firm representing indigent domestic violence victims in Orange and Chatham County, NC
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
NC Bar Domestic Violence Committee
Member
Current
Activities: Draft and recommend changes to NC statutes on domestic violence
Judicial District 15B bar - Orange and Chatham County
Member
- Current
NC Bar Association
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Averett Family Law Blog
Contact & Map
50101 Governors Drive
Suite 150
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
USA
Telephone: (919) 903-9442
Fax: (919) 903-9515