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Destin Divorce Attorneys

Family Lawyers Near You Assisting with Child Custody, Alimony & Other Matters

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we know how difficult family law is to navigate. Family law matters not only involve complex legal processes, but they are also directly tied to some of the most emotional experiences you can go through in life. Luckily, our Destin divorce and family lawyers are here to provide compassionate and knowledgeable counsel as you navigate these experiences and take the next steps toward a happier future.

Our firm offers legal assistance in areas including divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, postnuptial agreements, paternity, father’s rights, domestic violence, guardianships, and more.

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we will always work tirelessly to secure the best outcome for our clients, regardless of what the case entails. Thanks to our office in Destin, FL, you can find a trusted divorce attorney near you!

The Virga Law Firm Difference

Our skilled and supportive team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. has over 80 years of collective experience and has assisted hundreds of families in multiple family law matters. We offer affordable consultations and unique strategies for every client.

Our attorneys have also been honored for their work by:

  • The American Academy of Attorneys’ 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates’ Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠

We are also known for top-tier client service and have received a 10.0 “Superb” rating from Avvo.

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., our Destin family law attorneys are committed to finding the approach that works for you. We know that litigating family issues can be stressful and time-consuming, and our goal is to make the legal process as easy as possible.

Dial (800) 822-5170 to reach The Virga Law Firm, P.A. now. We’re available 24/7, so someone will always be there to take your call, or you can contact us online to schedule a consultation today.

We understand that during this overwhelming time, you likely have questions and concerns regarding your situation. We will provide the sound legal counsel you are seeking, and the information you need to understand your options and make well-informed decisions.

Why You Should Choose Our Firm

We understand that during this overwhelming time, you likely have questions and concerns regarding your situation. We will provide the sound legal counsel you are seeking, and the information you need to understand your options and make well-informed decisions.

Our Firm Gets You Results

  • Experienced & Knowledgeable

  • Locations Throughout Florida

  • Same-Day Scheduling

  • Committed To Aggressive Representation

  • 24/7
    Legal Advice

Meet Our Attorneys

  • Gerard Virga
    Gerard Virga Founder
    Gerard Virga

    Attorney Gerard Virga is the founder at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. He truly understands that dealing with family law issues can be one of the most stressful experiences that a person can face, which can create a great deal of anxiety. This is why we have devoted our practice to helping individuals who need help working towards an effective resolution for their family law case. When it comes to protecting the rights of my clients, Attorney Virga is relentless and steadfast, from start to finish. Read More

  • Michael Ray Goodson
    Michael Ray Goodson Attorney
    Michael Ray Goodson

    Michael Ray Goodson is a distinguished Attorney and Counselor at Law at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. An Orlando native, Michael studied Psychology and Music Performance at the University of Florida. He later studied Family Law and Criminal law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. After graduation, Michael worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Panama City, where he was able to help victims and their families who were affected by crime. He later joined the team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A., where he now practices criminal defense and family law. Additionally, Michael is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Read More

  • Christopher Melendez
    Christopher Melendez Attorney
    Christopher Melendez

    Christopher Melendez joined The Virga Law Firm in 2016. He brings years of conflict resolution skills he learned a business manager, superb legal writing and research ability, and previous experience in saving both homes and families in counties all over the state of Florida. Read More

  • Robert Boyette
    Robert Boyette Attorney
    Robert Boyette

    Robert Grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and is the oldest son to a Panama City Native. He spent his summers as a child vacationing with his parents and visiting relatives in Panama City Beach. He attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor’s degree. After receiving his Bachelor’s Robert attended Law School at Florida Coastal School of Law where he completed his Juris Doctorate in 2005. After Law School, Robert accepted a position with the Public Defender’s Office in Panama City where he worked to tirelessly defend people with no means to defend themselves. Robert began working at The Virga Law Firm in Spring of 2016. Read More

  • William J. "West" Ritchie
    William J. "West" Ritchie Attorney
    William J. "West" Ritchie

    William J. “West” Ritchie is a managing attorney for The Virga Law Firm’s Pensacola office. He is well-versed in storm and hurricane insurance claims, construction defect litigation, BP oil spill claims, and insurance defense litigation. Mr. Ritchie has represented clients in the Panhandle for the past 28 years. Some of his current practice areas include Hurricane claims, Construction Defect Litigation, B.P. claims and Insurance Defense Litigation. After Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle in October 2018, he got right to work to hear the stories of claimants who needed to file homeowners’ insurance claims but did not know where to begin. Read More

  • Gerard Virga
    Gerard Virga Founder
  • Michael Ray Goodson
    Michael Ray Goodson Attorney
  • Christopher Melendez
    Christopher Melendez Attorney
  • Robert Boyette
    Robert Boyette Attorney
  • William J. "West" Ritchie
    William J. "West" Ritchie Attorney

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