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Melody Jo King

Family Attorney at Asheville, NC

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 5 years
    North Carolina - NC 6 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2018
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Melody

Learn Melody’s areas of practice.

Melody is an experienced litigation attorney well-versed in the intricacies of family law. She offers a tailored approach for each client's unique needs and objectives in sensitive and complex matters such as property division pursuant to North Carolina's equitable distribution statute, spousal support/alimony, child custody and child support, and divorce proceedings.

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 complex equitable distribution and support matters, including a focus on evaluation and distribution of businesses and examining expert witnesses for complex equitable distribution and child custody cases.

Beyond litigation services, Melody also counsels clients through premarital and post-marital agreements, as well as separation and property settlement agreements.

Outside of her family law practice, Melody also provides clients with comprehensive litigation services in a variety of commercial, business, and community association disputes.

Melody attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and is fully licensed to practice law in North Carolina and Florida.


Ward and Smith, P.A.
82 Patton Ave., Ste. 300
Asheville, NC, 28801

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Posted by Carrie | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
My experience with Melody was outstanding. Melody helped me get exactly what I needed done quickly and efficiently. Despite the circumstances of an ugly custody case, she made the process far easier for me, and my case had a positive outcome. She is professional, reassuring, articulate, effective, strategic and extremely knowledgeable. She went above and beyond for me and I can’t rate her highly enough. Melody King is a stellar attorney and I highly recommend her as anyone's best choice for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2021
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Diligent, Intelligent and Thorough!
Attorney King was extremely thorough and diligent in arguing against a Motion to Modify Child Support filed by my ex spouse. She successfully argued against a reduction and I'm very grateful to her for the result.
Posted by John | April 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Melody J. King came into my case well after two plus years of ongoing proceedings and she did it with confidence and excellence. After knowing nothing about my case and custody trial, she took it over with the utmost professional qualities I have seen. In a short period of time, Melody presented my case to the court in the way I needed to give me the desired outcome that I had been pushing toward for over two years. Melody is very professional, caring, easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable regarding how to handle a case for the best outcome possible…there is no doubt in my mind of that.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
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Your search can stop here!
I hired Melody King to help me with my separation agreement with my husband. It needed to be done quickly as I was re-financing our house and buying him out, and there were a lot of details to make sure were taken care of. Melody was wonderful. She was very thorough and attentive to my needs, during a very trying time. I would certainly recommend her!
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Posted by Kathleen | January 9, 2021
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Review of Prenuptial Agreement
Melody combined knowledge and expertise with warmth and empathy. That was very reassuring to me as a first time client, and I expect to have her review and update my trust next.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Melody J. King Divorce & Family Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Van Winkle Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Melody J. King Law
  • 2017 - 2018


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • 2012


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Valuation for Family Lawyers
  • Family Law
  • 2021
  • Advanced Family Law Trial Skills
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • Happy Anniversary, ITACAT!
  • Family Law
  • 2020
  • Civil Procedure Boot Camp
  • Litigation
  • 2019
  • Family Law Advocacy Institute
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • Making Family Law Great Again: 2018 Essentials of Family Law with Advocacy Skills Clinic
  • Family Law
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Melody for over a year and a half and she is a true professional providing high-quality legal services to her clients. Highly recommend!"
Family Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Melody works closely with her clients and is great to work with on a case. She has an excellent knowledge of family law."
Asheville Family Lawyer Melody Jo King
Melody Jo King
Family Attorney
Asheville, NC
Licensed for 6 years

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