Melody J. King is a litigator in the firm’s Family Law Practice Group where she focuses her practice on child custody and child support, spousal support, equitable distribution, and absolute divorce. In addition to litigation, Melody has significant experience in the drafting of premarital and postmarital agreements, as well as Separation and Property Settlement Agreements. Melody works closely with clients to determine their specific needs and goals and to make difficult family law cases manageable for her clients, with each individual client receiving a tailored plan for their case. Whether the case will be settled in mediation or litigated at a hearing, Melody makes sure her clients are ready for the challenges they will face.

Melody has received high level training in family law trial advocacy and litigation through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. This intensive training focuses on child custody and child support matters, as well as situations involving complex equitable distribution, with a focus on valuation and distribution of businesses and examining expert witnesses for advanced equitable distribution cases.

Melody also assists clients with estate planning with a focus on clients going through a separation or divorce, or clients who are otherwise dealing with unique family law issues such as adoption and issues surrounding blended families.

Melody attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is fully licensed to practice in North Carolina and Florida. Melody currently serves as the President of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Western North Carolina Chapter.

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Education

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law - Juris Doctor, 2017
  • University of Florida - B.A. (Political Science), 2012

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
    • President, Western North Carolina Chapter
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, member, Family Law Section
  • Harry C. Martin Inns of Court
  • Pisgah Legal Services’ Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • Highlands Circle member, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Melody was born and raised in DeLand, Florida where she attended DeLand High School. Melody lived in Asheville prior to attending law school and returned each summer during law school to work as a law clerk. When she is not working in the firm’s family law practice, she serves as a volunteer lawyer for Pisgah Legal Services’ Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer Program. In her spare time, Melody enjoys hiking in the WNC mountains and can be found around town exploring Asheville’s vibrant restaurant and music scene.