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Destin Family Law Attorneys

Offering Legal Assistance in Divorce, Child Custody, Alimony, and Other Family Law Areas

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 family law professionals 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.

The Virga Law Firm Difference

Our skilled and supportive team at The Virga Law Firm, P.A. has over 40 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 and have been honored for our work by the American Academy of Attorneys’ 40 Under 40, The National Advocates’ Top 100, The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100, Lawyers of Distinction, and 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.

  • Attorney Top 40 Under 40
    Attorney Top 40 Under 40

    "The American Academy of Attorneys recognizes top-tier attorneys who exemplify excellence in the legal profession."

  • Best of Bay
    Best of Bay
  • The National Advocates
    The National Advocates

    "Attorney Gerard Virga was named among the Top 100 attorneys in Florida by The National Advocates, an organization that recognizes attorneys who display “superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, and performance in their area of specialty.”"

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
    Super Lawyers Rising Star

    "Attorney Gerard Virga was named among Super Lawyers’ “Rising Stars” list, an award granted to only 2.5% of attorneys in the country after thorough peer evaluation."

  • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
    Lawyers of Distinction 2018
  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers

    "This invitation-only professional organization recognizes attorneys throughout the country who have excelled as trial lawyers. Our firm was named among their Top 100 list for the state of Florida. "

  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
    Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb

    "The 10.0 Superb Avvo rating is the highest score an attorney can receive on their online legal profile. Attorney Gerard Virga has earned this prestigious recognition through client and peer reviews."

  • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Lawyers

    "The National Trial Lawyers have named our trial attorneys among the Top 100 list for the state of Florida in recognition of our excellence in criminal defense."

  • 10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016
    10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016

    "The American Institute of Legal Counsel awards attorneys who have “achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client.” In 2016 we were named among the 10 Best family law firms in the state."

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

What Our Clients Say

  • “The clients I refer to Mr. Virga are always satisfied with and complimentary of his services.”

    Joseph Turner, Criminal Defense Attorney

  • “It was a blessing for me to have Gerard on my side during the divorce!”

    Visi, A Divorce Client

  • “Mr. Virga treated me with professionalism and fought my case well!”

    A Divorce Client

  • “Gerard is smarter than 95% of people I know, including lawyers. ”

    Adam Ellis, Litigation Lawyer

  • “Mr. Virga not only accepted me as a client, but he took my case to heart.”

    A Litigation Client

  • “Gerard is a brilliant attorney and he's the one you want on your side! ”

    Rusty Shepard, Criminal Defense Attorney

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

  • Erin Baur
    Erin Baur Attorney
    Erin Baur

    Erin Baur has spent her entire life in the Florida Panhandle, and is proud to be serving the legal needs of individuals from that area. During her time at Florida Coastal School of Law, Erin interned at the Office of the Public Defender for the 4th Circuit. In 2014, she received her Juris Doctor and was recognized for her dedication to Pro Bono services. Erin now devotes her practice to guiding parents and children through family law matters.

  • 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

  • Tim Baldwin
    Tim Baldwin Attorney
    Tim Baldwin

    Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Tim decided to become a lawyer at a young age. Tim was raised the son of a baptist preacher and taught right from wrong. He was taught to treat people with respect and to be honest and fair in his dealings and relationships. It was this desire to help people that drove Tim to become an attorney, gave him a passion for justice and inspired him to protect the integrity of America's great and unique constitutional and legal system.

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

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