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Dedicated Divorce Assistance for Florida Residents
Divorce is never easy or straightforward, but with the skilled legal assistance of our Panama City Beach divorce attorneys, you may be able to find a better path forward into the future. At the Virga Law Firm, P.A., we have more than 100 years of combined family law experience, and we’re committed to helping you resolve any divorce disputes in a positive and meaningful way. Whether you’re dealing with complex child custody issues or struggling to figure out equitable property distribution, we’ll be here 24/7 to answer your call and protect your interests.
Ready to get started with our skilled legal team? Just call (800) 822-5170 anytime and schedule your initial consultation.
Common Issues in Divorce Cases
Although many U.S. marriages end in divorce, people tend to underestimate how difficult it can be to untangle shared lives and assets during divorce proceedings. Whether you have a high net-worth or not, there are dozens of possible issues that can come up over the course of your divorce. If you and your spouse are unable to find a compromise, these decisions will likely be made by a divorce court judge – and you’ll need a committed divorce lawyer to offer the representation you need.
Some of the most common matters addressed in divorce cases include:
- Child custody and parental responsibility
- Child support
- Alimony or spousal support
- Equitable property division
- Revisiting prenuptial agreements
- Domestic violence
- Enforcingcourt orders
Defining Fault in Florida Divorces
Because Florida is a “no-fault” state, you do not need to prove that your spouse was guilty of bad behavior in order to file for a divorce. Instead, you can file on the grounds that your marriage is irretrievably broken, meaning that you no longer get along as a married couple. Although fault isn’t necessary for the divorce itself, however, the court may consider fault as a factor in decisions about finances, child rearing, and more, especially if there are allegations of abuse.
Uncontested vs. Contested Divorce
Of course, even if you don’t cite any fault in the marriage dissolution, your soon-to-be ex-spouse may contest the divorce terms. This is called a “contested divorce,” and it can lead to bitter and protracted court battles without the right legal counsel on your side. Our lawyers are well-versed in handling contested divorces, and we can help you draft arrangements that will constitute a solid middle ground for both parties.
Why Choose The Virga Law Firm, P.A.?
Divorce can be deeply overwhelming experience, and may involve some incredibly tough choices. From dividing up assets to re-shaping the structure of your family, your future will be determined by what happens in the confines of divorce court. That’s why it’s always recommended to seek out a compassionate and capable divorce lawyer, rather than attempting to represent yourself in these complex matters.
Here are some of the reasons you should consider hiring our firm:
- Large Florida law firm offering a “small firm” touch
- More than 100+ years of combined experience
- Same-day appointments and 24/7 availability
- Responsive, caring legal service personalized to your needs
- Listed as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Firms
If you need to speak with one of our family law attorneys, don’t hesitate to call (800) 822-5170 today!
Gerard Virga Founding Attorney
David Lohr Executive Director/Attorney
Chad Self Panama City Beach Managing Attorney
William West Ritchie Panama City Managing Attorney
Jill Warren Pensacola Managing Attorney
Taylor Tippel Orlando Managing Attorney
Christopher Melendez Attorney
Brian Norback Attorney
John Stokes Attorney
Andrea Ansley Attorney
Matt Hutt Attorney
Tracie Phillips Attorney
April Hand Operations Manager and Florida Registered Paralegal
Danny Durnbaugh Chief Financial Officer
“I will definitely be recommending to anyone I know that needs a child custody or divorce attorney!” - A Divorce Client
“If you are looking for an attorney who is professional, honest, knowledgeable and responsive to your needs, Gerard Virga meets such requirements.” - A Divorce Client
“He responded to my messages promptly and I never felt rushed when speaking with him in meetings and phone conversations.” - A Divorce Client
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