Joan B. Nassar

Joan Berry Nassar, P.A.

Palm Bay, Florida 32904


Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Collaborative Divorce, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family, Family Law, Legal Separation, Marital Property

Melbourne Family Lawyer Guides Clients Through Life Changes



If you are going through a divorce, a custody problem or another type of family law challenge, an accomplished attorney can guide you through the process. At the Law Office of Joan Berry Nassar, P.A. in Melbourne, my practice has been devoted exclusively to family law. With 28 years of experience, I understand how to help clients safeguard their legal rights while resolving domestic matters and protecting their families. Throughout Brevard County, I provide strong advocacy and personalized attention so that you can work toward your objectives and move forward confidently.


  • Prior to establishing her own firm in 2001, Joan Berry Nassar practiced in several private law firms in S.C. and FL. She has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 1994.


  • Brevard Community College, Melbourne / Cocoa, Florida
    • Legal Writing (Fall 1994), Legal Research (Fall 1994), Family Law (Fall 1996)
  • Limestone College, St. George, South Carolina
    • Business Law (1992)


  • American Bar Association Member
  • Florida Bar Association Member, 1993 – present
    • Family Law Section Member, 2000 – present
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Member, 2002 – 2003
  • Brevard County Bar Association Member, 1993 – present
    • Co-Chair Mentor Program, 1998 – 2000
  • Young Lawyers Division of Brevard County Bar Association
    • Executive Board Member, 1994 -1997,
    • President, 1996 – 1997
  • Family Law Advisory Group, 2005 – 2007
    • Chair – Divorce Symposium 2006 and 2007
  • Brevard Bar Foundation – Lifetime Charter Member
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
    • Pupil, 1995 – 1997
    • Barrister, 1999 – 2002 (Secretary/Treasurer)
    • Master, 2008 – present
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 2008 – 2011
    • President, 2011 – 2012
    • Emeritus Member, 2012 – present
    • Mentor of the Year, 2015
  • South Carolina Bar Association, 1990 – present (Currently inactive)


  • New Life Mission (formerly known as Brevard Rescue Mission) 2018 to present
    • Secretary, 2019
    • Vice Chair, 2020


  • Brevard County Contract Mediator, 1996 – 2000
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Mediator, 1996 to present
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Appellate Mediator, 2008 to present
  • Elder Law Mediation and Shared Family Decision Making Training, 2020


  • Trained in the collaborative practice in 2007 and 2018


  • Recipient of First Annual Young Lawyers Professionalism Award from Brevard County Bar Association. (1999)
  • Third Annual J. Preston Silvernail Civility Award – Presented by Chief Judge John M. Harris, 18th Judicial Circuit, “For Commitment to Excellence in the Practice of Law and the Respectful and Courteous Treatment of All People and for Conducting Oneself in a Way That Brings Honor to the Legal Profession”. (July 12, 2017)


  • Speaker at the Women’s Center on legal separation and divorce.
  • Speaker at “What to Expect When Filing for a Divorce” sponsored by Brevard Community College and the 18th Judicial Circuit Judges.

Law Office of Joan Berry Nassar, P.A.

Melbourne Office
3684 North Wickham Road

Suite B
Melbourne, Florida 32935

Phone: 321-751-8110

Fax: 321-751-8108
Email:[email protected]

Location & Directions

We are located behind the Tae Kwon Do studio in the Baymeadows shopping plaza. For our directions page please go here.