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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.

Family law situations are not always 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 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

  • 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. Read More

  • 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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