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Elizabeth C. King




Beth King has lived in Volusia County since 1969 and has represented divorce and family law clients in Volusia and Flagler County for the past six years. Mrs. King handles paternity and child custody disputes, traditional divorce and post-judgment litigation, family law appeals and collaborative divorce. A member of the Florida Bar since 2004, Mrs. King began her legal career in the Office of the Attorney General. She served as a Staff Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit at both the DeLand and Daytona Beach Courthouses. In 2006, she joined the law firm of Smith, Schoder & Bledsoe, where she specialized in medical malpractice defense, workers compensation, and school board defense. In 2013, she joined the Rice Law Firm.Mrs. King is known for her steady hand in difficult times.

Areas of Practice


Collaborative Divorce

Family law


Pre-Nuptial Agreements






Professional Achievements

Member of Florida Bar since 2004

Member of West Virginia Bar since 2007

Admitted to US Middle District of Florida

Past Director of the Volusia County Bar Association

Member Flagler County Bar Association

Past officer of Volusia County Civil Trial Lawyers' Association

Past officer Dunn Blount Chapter of the American Inns of Court

Past President of the Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers

Member of the Central Florida Collaborative Professionals

Florida Coastal School of Law Moot Court and Mock Trial teams

Intern Community Legal Services of Mid- Florida

Intern Appellate Division of the Office of the Public Defender

Research Associate with the Office of the Attorney General

2003 recipient of the Phyllis Stansell Award for Professionalism and Ethics

2012 recipient of the Leaders in the Law award from the Florida Association for Women Lawyers

2015 recipient of Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers Distinguished Service Award

2011 recipient of the Atlantic High School Academy of Law and Government Golden Gavel

2019 Woman of the Year -Volusia Flagler Association for Women Lawyers

2020 recipient of the Agency Champion of the Peabody Foundation - National Philanthropy Day



Juris Doctor, Florida Coastal School of Law 2003

Master of Liberal Studies from Rollins College in 1997

Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University in 1976

Leadership and Community Involvement


Leadership and Civic Involvement

Florida Justice Teaching Volunteer

Teen Court Judge

Volusia County Bar Association Mentoring Program

Ordained elder Presbyterian Church since 1992

Presbyterian Counseling Center Past Member of Board of Directors

Past Member Permanent Judicial Commission of the Central Florida Presbytery

Past President of Cinematique of Daytona Beach

Past Board of Directors Daytona Beach Flim Festival

Past chair of the Youth plus Art Equals Success Program

Past President of the Peabody Foundation

Seventh Judicial Grievance Committee Member 2018-2020



Married for 37 years with large extended and blended family, Mrs. King and her husband live in Ormond Beach. She is an avid Bikram yoga practitioner and a competitive international ballroom dancer, with an impressive roster of wins. In 2022, she placed in the top four in her Pro-Am division at the British National Championships at the Blackpool Dance Festival. 

Mrs. King enjoys literature, film, art, gardening, entertaining, swimming, travel and plays piano in her spare time.

Contact Mrs. King today for a consultation!


Elizabeth C. King’s Blog
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One of the marriage difficulties that predictably leads to divorce  is one spouse’s alcohol abuse or other addiction - to gambling, sex, food, drugs or spending. Over time, these habits erode the relationship and wreak havoc on finances. Read More
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Contemporary divorced or never married parents are expected to communicate frequently regarding the children. That said, even the best two households can get complicated. Read More
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Practice Areas
  • Marital & Family Law
  • Divorce