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Family Law Attorneys in Fort Walton Beach

Your Family Is Our Priority

Your divorce or family law case deserves strong representation. Whether you need to relocate with your child, file for divorce, or you’re looking for legal counsel for adoption, our divorce attorneys near you have the knowledge to provide legal support throughout your case.

Our legal team has over 80 years of combined experience and, together, we have addressed hundreds of legal needs for our clients and their families. We have offices across Florida, including Fort Walton Beach, in order to serve our clients with family lawyers near them.

Divorce or any family law issue is not easy to handle on your own. Let our Fort Walton Beach family lawyers help you with your case.

At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we understand that your family is your priority. That is why we take extra time evaluating your case and provide customized counsel. We will develop a unique strategy for your case and aim to get you a beneficial outcome. Whether you need representation during litigation or want the legal advice of an accomplished attorney, The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is here for you.

Contact our Fort Walton Beach divorce and family lawyers today to discuss your case: (800) 822-5170. We are available 24/7.

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.

What Our Firm Can Do For You

If you are dealing with a family law matter like divorce or child custody, you are likely facing one of the most challenging and stressful times in your life. This is why we are here to guide you toward resolutions that are in your best interests and the best interests of your children. When you work with our firm, we will ensure that you remain well-informed about your rights and legal options so that you can move forward with peace and confidence.

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  • Locations Throughout Florida

  • Same-Day Scheduling

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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

  • Jenna Garmon
    Jenna Garmon Attorney
    Jenna Garmon

    Jenna Garmon is an associate attorney at The Virga Law Firm’s Panama City Beach office. Attorney Garmon earned her law degree from The Florida State University College of Law. Prior to law school, Garmon earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Ottawa (Canada), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. Read More

  • Lee McArthur Scott
    Lee McArthur Scott Attorney
    Lee McArthur Scott

    After graduating in 1990, she was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida. Subsequently, she moved to Washington D.C. where she completed the coursework for a Master of Law and Letters (LLM) in Government Contracts at George Washington University. While in attendance, she clerked for the United States Claims Court working on Section 1983 litigation. Read More

  • Alenna Trusik
    Alenna Trusik Attorney
    Alenna Trusik

    After earning a B.A. in English from Florida State University, Ms. Trusik went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the university’s College of Law. She graduated with honors in 2004, and her excellent academic performance earned her induction into the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. She began practicing law in Tallahassee shortly thereafter and now has over a decade of courtroom experience. 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
  • Jenna Garmon
    Jenna Garmon Attorney
  • Lee McArthur Scott
    Lee McArthur Scott Attorney
  • Alenna Trusik
    Alenna Trusik Attorney

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