Handling Dissolutions, Child Custody & Other Family Law Cases In Florida

Divorce and family law matters are some of the most life-changing and emotionally difficult issues you can face. It can be overwhelming and incredibly stressful to face a divorce, child custody case, child support dispute, or other such issue. Do not go through it alone. You have compassionate family law and divorce representation near you.

Why Choose Our Family Lawyer in Orlando

Turn to the Virga Law Firm, P.A. and get a compassionate divorce lawyer in Orlando, FL on your side to protect the best interests of you and your children—one that can guide you through this difficult time.

Let our Orlando divorce lawyers put their experience to work for you. Call 407-512-0887 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with a Florida family lawyer today!

Best Divorce Lawyers IN ORLANDO – OVER 100 years’ Experience

Our highly-qualified family law attorneys in Orlando share over 100 years of combined experience in all types of family law matters. You can reach our team anytime 24/7 for a consultation. Additional areas of law we practice include:

Call 407-512-0887 or contact us online to discuss the issues you are facing and to learn how our passionate Orlando family law advocates can help. We have offices in Orlando and all of Florida.

  • “It was a blessing for me to have Gerard on my side during the divorce!” - Visi, A Divorce Client
  • “I will definitely be recommending to anyone I know that needs a child custody or divorce attorney!” - A Divorce Client
  • “He answered in a way that helped me understand the law better.” - A Divorce Client


    • Panama City Beach Office
      415 Richard Jackson Blvd., Suite 500
      Panama City, FL 32407
    • Pensacola Office
      109 E. Garden St., Suite B
      Pensacola, FL 32502
    • Fort Walton Beach Office
      134 Eglin Pkwy. NE
      Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    • Orlando (Doctor Phillips) Office
      7208 W. Sand Lake Rd., Suite 305-P
      Orlando, FL 32819
    • Orlando (Downtown) Office
      390 N. Orange Ave., Suite 2300-R
      Orlando, FL 32801
    • Orlando (Maitland) Office
      1800 Pembrook Dr., Suite 160
      Orlando, FL 32810
    • Panama City Office
      455 Harrison Ave., Suite E
      Panama City, FL 32401
    • Navarre Office
      2045 Fountain Professional Ct., Suite C
      Navarre, FL 32566




    At our law firm, we understand that during this overwhelming time, you likely have questions and concerns. Our Orlando family law attorneys will provide the sound legal counsel you are seeking, as well as the information you need to understand your options and make well-informed decisions.

    Are you faced with a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter? If so, then you are facing what could be 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.

    Call Our Family Lawyer in Orlando 

    When you work with The Virga Law Firm, our family lawyers in Orlando will ensure that you remain well-informed about your rights and legal options so that you can move forward with confidence.


    • Committed to Aggressive Representation
    • Same-Day Scheduling Available
    • 8 Locations Throughout Florida
    • Over 100 Years of Collective Experience


    From marriage to parental rights and responsibilities, each state has special laws to uphold the safety and sanctity of the family. At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., we practice family law to help everyday people navigate these rules and regulations in Orlando, Florida.

    Each day, our firm helps clients with paperwork, property division, time-sharing schedules and so much more. We also help our clients understand the laws affecting them, so they feel empowered to make the best decisions for their families.

    Benefits Of Hiring A Family Law Attorney

    Dealing with a family law matter can be difficult and emotionally draining. Our Orlando divorce lawyers help you shoulder the burden and guide you through your case with compassion and professionalism.

    • Good family law attorneys have knowledge of the legal proceedings you are facing, understand changing laws and legal trends, and can help ensure you do not get buried in paperwork or miss deadlines. When you choose an experienced lawyer, you will also get someone who knows the courts and the judges.
    • This inside information can help your Orlando family lawyer create effective arguments and anticipate results. Your attorney will also know when to take issues in front of a judge and when to strive for private settlements outside of court.
    • Your attorney will not only be your representative in front of the judge but also advocate for you in private meetings with the other party. We know these issues can often be emotional, so we can help everyone stay calm and work toward mutually beneficial resolutions.
    • In addition to our knowledge of the law, we bring objectivity and professionalism to your situation, we can help you stay organized, and we will offer honest, straightforward advice every step of the way.

    The Process Of Resolving A Family Law Matter

    Your family law case will begin when you file a lawsuit or get served with one. If you are the one initiating the lawsuit, you will likely choose your attorney before your case begins – unless you are facing domestic violence or another emergency.

    In any case, hiring an attorney is one of the first steps toward resolving your family law matter (see above). Once you’ve signed your retainer agreement, your lawyer can start strategizing on your behalf.

    Resolving Your Case Outside of Court

    Usually, resolving your case outside of court will be the most beneficial option for everyone involved. First, you will open your case, then the other party will respond. Next, there may be a hearing where both parties will discuss their issues in front of a judge. Then, you will enter negotiations and try to reach an agreement outside of court.

    If you do find a solution, you will then present it in front of the judge assigned to your case, and if the judge approves, the agreement will become a court order. If you are unable to find a solution, you may need to go to trial. Before trial, both sides will exchange information in a process called discovery.

    Many cases settle during discovery because both parties gain a realistic perspective about the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Once they have all the information, families may also decide that they do not want a judge to decide their case and try to work something out amongst themselves.

    Experienced Divorce Attorneys in Orlando, FL

    Our divorce attorneys will help you every step of the way. Sometimes, you may even need your lawyer after the case resolves. After all, court orders can always be modified. Our team can help with modifications if a child support arrangement or visitation schedule is no longer viable for both parents – and even appeal an unfair decision that favors one party more than the other.

    Contact us online or call our Orlando office at 407-512-0887 today to schedule an initial consultation with an Orlando family lawyer near you!

    Florida Family Laws

    Florida has its own laws for adoption, abortion, marriage, child custody, domestic violence, and more. You can find Florida’s laws on the Dissolution of Marriage, Support, and Time-Sharing in Chapter 61 of the 2021 Florida Statutes.

    According to the Florida Supreme Court, “families should be able to have all of their disputes resolved in the most effective and efficient way possible.” Although different case types are governed by different rules of procedure, all family law proceedings seek to resolve issues within families and familial relationships (as well as cases involving minor children), and the court will always act in the best interests of children (when they are involved).

    In the practice of family law, going to court should be a last resort. When you file for divorce or raise a family law concern, a judge will be assigned to your case, but that judge does not have to make sensitive decisions for your family and your children.

    Working with a Family Attorney in Orlando

    Instead, you can work with your lawyer and the other party in your case to find a favorable resolution and put it in front of the judge. You can even resolve issues outside of family law court by choosing mediation.

    No matter what you’re facing, The Virga Law Firm, P.A. is ready to put 100+ years of combined experience on your side.

    How Do I Hire A Lawyer For Divorce?

    The first step to finding the best divorce lawyer in Orlando, Florida is to do a Google search. After that, you should read reviews and ask your family, friends, or co-workers for recommendations. Some law firms also have awards and distinctions that will point you in the right direction, and state and local bar associations will always be able to refer you to their members and tell you which divorce attorneys in Orlando are in good standing.

    Questions To Ask Our Orlando Divorce Lawyer

    • What kind of experience do you have with divorce, child custody, [insert the family law issue you are facing here]?
    • What strategies would you use to get the solution I want?
    • What are the chances of getting the results I want?
    • What are the other possible outcomes of my case?
    • Who will do most of the work on my case? (You, another attorney, a paralegal?)
    • What are the legal fees for each team member who will be working on my case?
    • How much should I expect to pay, overall? (Note: this will be an estimate)
    • How long will it take to resolve my case? (Note: this will be an estimate, as well).

    Overall, the most important part of choosing your divorce attorney is selecting someone you trust and making sure their values align with your own.

    Still have questions? Get in touch with our Orlando family lawyers today! Call 407-512-0887 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

    • 10 Best by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 2016
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
    • The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Lawyers of Distinction 2018
    • Super Lawyers Rising Star
    • The National Advocates
    • Best of Bay
    • Attorney Top 40 Under 40
    • Top 10 Family Law Law Firm

      Helping Orlando Residents Navigate Complex Family Issues

      At The Virga Law Firm, P.A., our team has developed a statewide reputation as fierce advocates for Orlando residents who are navigating divorce.

      Seasoned Family Attorneys in Orlando, FL

      Our Orlando family law attorneys are uniquely positioned to handle multiple kinds of divorce cases, including:

      We understand that every divorce is different, and work to provide all our clients with a case strategy custom-tailored to their specific circumstances.

      The divorce process is complex, and often contains other legal matters such as child custody battles and property division disputes. Our attorneys will be by your side every step of the way, so you never feel lost or alone while we help you work through your divorce.

      Call The Virga Law Firm, P.A. at 407-512-0887 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Orlando family attorneys. 


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