4.3.20 UPDATE: We remain open and available for your custody, domestic violence, and all family law needs.
You will still receive immediate access to an attorney and our amazing staff.
Please note that the local courthouse is operational and hearings are still being held. We are here to help!

Attorney Melissa A. Wilson

Meet Your Attorney

Are you considering filing for divorce in Bartow or Lakeland, FL? If so, you are likely dealing with many mixed emotions, not to mention overwhelming concerns. I, Melissa A. Wilson, founder of Advocate Law Firm, P.A., am here to help you get through this major crossroad. My goal is to provide you with the highest quality of legal services, professionalism, and effective representation. Known for being aggressive, I am the kind of lawyer you want on your side, inside and outside of court. Do not face the complexities of the legal system without my supportive assistance and personalized legal solutions.

AGGRESSIVE BARTOW
DIVORCE LAWYER

EVER ARGUED WITH A WOMAN?™

I realize that dealing with an unresolved legal issue can be a very distressing experience. As such, my mission is to make this less overwhelming for you through my step-by-step guidance. My law firm is comprised of professional staff members who are experienced, professional and dedicated to excellent client care. With their help, we can work together to help you achieve practical, innovative, and effective solutions to all of your legal needs.

Need help with your divorce case?
Call me today at (863) 644-5566 to schedule your
free case evaluation.

OVER TWO DECADES OF DEDICATED CLIENT ADVOCACY

With over two decades of experience, I consider representing, protecting, and defending the rights of others to be an honor and tremendous responsibility that I do not take lightly. I never forget that the outcome of any legal issue can have a profound impact on my clients' lives. This is why I work hard to ensure that every available legal resource is used in the representation of each of my clients.

Besides divorce cases, I also handle a wide range of family law cases, including same-sex divorces, legal separations, alimony, child support, child support enforcement, and child custody. I also assist clients with division of marital property, marital settlement agreements, post judgment modifications, and adoptions.

We offer services in English and Spanish.

Personal Injury

Because some of my clients also need my help with non-family law cases, I also extend my services to those who need personal injury representation. No case is too complicated for me to handle. I will ensure that your rights are always protected and work relentlessly towards a positive outcome.

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See Why People Choose
Advocate Law

  • I can't thank her enough for helping me through this life-changing experience.

    “I couldn't ask for a better attorney. Ms. Wilson is extremely knowledgeable and AMAZING in the courtroom. She was very responsive to my questions and gives outstanding advice. I can't thank her enough for helping me through this life changing experience. Her staff was polite and supportive of my needs. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a family law attorney.”

    Avvo User

  • I would highly recommend Melissa Wilson to represent anyone in a complicated family law case especially child custody disputes

    “I hired Ms. Wilson to help me with my case modification of custody and child support. She was extremely professional and worked exceptionally hard on my case. Throughout my case, Ms. Wilson demonstrated an unparalleled knowledge of the law and a fervent ability to communicate with the court. She ardently represented me and I truly felt I had a champion on my side even while facing a scenario most dire. Ms. Wilson worked diligently to settle my case through mediation. Her brilliance shown through in this setting. I had no doubt of a positive outcome. The mediation was an unequivocal success and I couldn't be more delighted with her representation. I would highly recommend Melissa Wilson to represent anyone in a complicated family law case especially child custody disputes.”

    Marie

  • If you find yourself needing an attorney, call her. You won't be disappointed

    “Not disappointed!! After 17 years of marriage my husband had me served with devorce papers and I didn't know who to turn to. Melissa came highly recommend by one of my coworkers. From the moment I sat down with her she put me at ease. At every step of the way she was professional, caring, and knowledgeable. I could not be more please with the way she handled my case. But more importantly how she treated me as a person during my time of need. Melissa is well worth the money. If you find yourself needing an attorney, call her. You won't be disappointed.”

    Avvo User

  • As aggressive as they come! WORTH EVERY PENNY

    “As aggressive as they come! I have utilized Melissa's attorney services on 3 seperate occassion and each time my problems were handled lightning fast, and with the upmost professionalism! She is definitely one of the best and although I don't hope to have to use an attorney again in the future, I am happy to know I will always have Melissa on my side! WORTH EVERY PENNY.”

    Harley James

  • Peace of mind.

    “Melissa Wilson helped me through one of the worst times of my life. She was up front and honest with me. She told me exactly what to expect and led the way. So thankful for her knowledge. Her representation eased my mind. I would recommend her firm to anyone who finds themself in a bad situation needing representation.”

    C.C.

  • It went perfectly smooth and I have better results than I expected

    “Ms. Wilson handled my child support case. It went perfectly smooth and I have better results than I expected based on what my ex was making. Very happy with all aspects of the case. No issues with communication or speed. I recommend her highly.”

    Avvo User

  • Everything went as planned.

    “Just wanted to say that this Law Firm handled my divorce very professionally. Everything went as planned which doesn't always happen in these types of matters. No complaints!”

    Former Client

  • We couldn't be happier. If I ever need a lawyer again I will call Melissa and her staff.

    “BEST choice! I recently just went through a nasty divorce/family court case. My ex did everything he could to make me look bad. I called Melissa's office on 11/15/2016 and hired her we spoke and went over everything. Melissa and her staff made me feel comfortable. My divorce went from November 2016 and was completed in September 2017 with all the paperwork being signed off by the judge. Melissa and her staff knew their stuff and how to handle my case. Melissa won my case for me. I have my son and we couldn't be happier. If I ever need a lawyer again I will call Melissa and her staff.”

    Jennifer

  • AMAZING. Super aggressive

    “AMAZING. Super aggressive. When I left the courtroom after she completely wiped the floor with my husband's lawyer, the bailiff, who walked me out told me I was lucky to have her. She sees her in court all the time and if she was to hire a lawyer, Melissa would be the one.”

    Wynn

  • Top notch and super aggressive

    “Top notch and super aggressive. Was always there to answer any of my questions and her staff made sure nothing was missed.”

    Gerald Coffey

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