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Regina F. Amick is a litigator who represents individuals in areas of Family Law and Domestic Relations.  With more than twelve years of experience, Ms. Amick is skilled at trying and negotiating divorce actions, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, division of retirement, and negotiating and drafting Separation Agreements.  As a Navy spouse herself, Ms. Amick enjoys representing military personnel and their families and has extensive experience in military divorce law.


Before joining Wolcott Rivers Gates, Ms. Amick was with a small firm in Chesapeake, where her practice focused on traffic and misdemeanor defense and family law.   Prior to private practice, Ms. Amick served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Karen A. Murphy Jensen in the Circuit Court for Caroline County, Maryland.  After that she prosecuted criminal matters, before moving to Virginia Beach in 2004.  Ms. Amick started her career on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives.  Ms. Amick is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and Maryland.


 


Areas of Practice:


Divorce


Child Support


Child Custody


Complex Divorce Litigation


Mediation/Settlement Conferences


Prenuptial Agreements


Postnuptial Agreements


Property Division


Separation Agreements


Spousal Support


Family Law


Civil Litigation


 


Professional Associations and Memberships




  • Maryland State Bar




  • Virginia State Bar




 


Litigation Percentage


99% of Practice Devoted to Litigation


 


Bar Admissions


Maryland, 2003


Virginia, 2005


 


Representative Cases:


Turner v. Turner, 47 Va. App. 76.  Affirmed my client’s position:  Where a final divorce decree provided that the wife would be entitled to 50% of the marital share of the husband's pension, the trial court did not err in entering a QDRO after his retirement, because the QDRO did not create substantive rights, but only effectuated the express intent of the final decree under Va. Code Ann. § 20-107.3(K)(4).


Education


University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. 2003


Frostburg State University, B.S. 1999


 


Pro Bono


C.L.A.S.S. Program– Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety - Virginia Beach Bar Association. 


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 60%
    11 years
  2. Child Support: 15%
    11 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    11 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Kimberly Hughes Phillips

    Ms. Amick is an outstanding attorney who is both aggressive and compassionate. As a military dependent, she understands issues facing the military community. I highly recommend Ms. Amick.

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    Kimberly Phillips Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Webb Brantley Basnight III

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ms. Amick for a considerable period of time and have found her to be not only highly competent and professional in demeanor, but also of the highest integrity. She is also an excellent conversationalist and a highly qualified trial attorney.

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    Webb Basnight Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Wolcott Rivers Gates

200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200510/09/2009
MDInactive200309/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWolcott Rivers Gates2015 - Present
AttorneyWolcott Rivers Gates2008 - 2012
AttorneyThe Law Office of Michael J. Woods, P.C.2005 - 2008
Prosecuting AttorneyOffice of the State's Attorney2004 - 2004
Law ClerkCaroline County Circuit Court (Maryland)2003 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Turner v. Turner, 47 VA. App. 76 (2005)Affirmed my client's position.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
WRG Legal NotesYour Military Pension and the Myth of the Ten Year Rule2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003