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Regina Frances Amick

Divorce and separation Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

4.8   19 reviews

also known as Regina F. Amick, Regina Amick

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 19 years
    Maryland - MD 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Regina

Learn Regina’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    As the spouse of a military member, I frequently represent military members or their spouses going through the divorce process.

    20 years

  2. Alimony
    20%

    20 years

  3. Child custody
    15%

    20 years

  4. Child support
    15%

    20 years

Regina F. Amick 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 in 2008, Ms. Amick was with a law firm in Chesapeake, Virginia, where her practice focused on family law and criminal defense.  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. § (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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Location

Wolcott Rivers Gates
200 Bendix Road
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Brian | August 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gold Standard Family Law Attorney!
I cannot begin to say enough good things about Regina and her assistant Carol! Regina brings the ideal combination of professionalism, expertise, precision, and persistence tempered with genuine understanding and empathy. In particular, she is VERY knowledgeable with the intricacies surrounding military divorce proceedings, a true expert! She always puts the client’s needs first but is not deterred from telling us what we need to hear, even if it’s not what we want to hear. She salvaged me from a literal train wreck of my own making; she will forever be in my debt. When you are facing the worst nightmare imaginable, I cannot recommend anyone else to represent your interests!
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Posted by joshua lassiter | May 12, 2022
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Excellent Lawyer
Ms. Amick and her paralegal Ms. Decesare, did an amazing job. They listened to my needs, gathered all supporting documents and information, and went above and beyond to make sure that everything was covered. They maintained constant communication, and updates on what processes they were taking to make the case as smooth as possible. Out of all the lawyers over the years I've had, Ms. Amick shows that she truly cares, and wanted to listen to me. Her wealth of knowledge, and easy interaction made things so much easier. If I every have to go back to court for my child custody matter, I will definitely be reaching out to her again. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding
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Posted by Amber | November 10, 2021
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Outstanding & Raises the Bar!
There are not enough word to describe Mrs. Amick. When I met Regina, she was my second consult. The first attorney didn't feel right. I spent an hour with Regina and it was that hour that changed my entire mind set about my divorce. Without going into the details of my divorce, I needed an attorney who would fight for me no matter what. I needed someone to hear my side of what happened, to be fair as to what was due to me based on the time of my marriage and not an attorney who was going to hurry the process along to move on to someone new. Regina made me feel like I was her only client. I never had any problem with her reaching out to me or communicating back. Respectful of her time with other clients and court dates, not to mention the amount of time she gives to the community and service to her peers, I had more respect for her work life balance the more I worked along with her. She is patient, persistent, thorough, extremely knowledgeable in the law and will fight for you like you are her own family. I cannot imagine going through what I did for as long as I did without her and Carol. They are the most genuine, kind, caring and amazing team to have on your side. Regina and Carol, thank you. Thank you both for everything you did for me in the last 4 years. And for those wondering, yes, I got what was my share and even more. Would never have happened without either of them. I was and still am so blessed to have had you both.
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Posted by Steven | September 9, 2021
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Professional representation
Regina Amick and her legal assistant Carol DeCesare are true professionals when it comes to representing you in the court of law. I highly recommend their law firm if you are in need of a knowledgeable and great attorney. They both helped me with my family court case and it was totally worth every penny. Mrs. Amick’s attorney fees are very fair when it comes to a high class lawyer like herself. It was very easy to comprehend the itemized break down of the fees and services too. All my payments were paid through the secured online portal, which made things quick and easy. My life is better now that she represented me in the VB courts. Regina Amick will be my future family attorney (if needed) and I recommend her to all. Thanks,
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Posted by David | June 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
100 star rating
I knew from Day 1 that Regina Amick was the perfect lawyer for me .Going through a divorce is a roller coaster ride to say the least , add in Covid situation only added more difficulty to my divorce.But with every conversation with Regina and her legal assistant Carol I Allways felt they sincerely cared about my son and myself.I will forever be grateful for everything they have done for me and my son .We got everything we wanted and then some .Thank you a million times over.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
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divorce lawyer
Gina is a great lawyer who helped me out and guided me along the way. It was easy to stay in contact with her, and she always got back to me very quickly when i had a question. I went in there with a figure i was thinking i was going to have to give my ex-wife and she quickly corrected me and said that was way to much. I am glad she was recommended to me and i highly recommend her to anyone who is in need of her service.
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Posted by Jake | April 22, 2021
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Superior Advocate. A winner!
Gina took the initiative; helping me to negotiate a fair and affordable separation agreement with my determined and well represented soon-to-be-exspouse. Gina listened to my situation, explained my liabilities and helped me to turn my situation around; quickly developing a winning strategy. She coordinated with needed tax & business attorneys so that she could better argue for my rights at the negotiation table. She is thorough, patient and responsive—nothing slipped through the cracks. Gina was easy to meet with, easy to get on the phone and highly responsive via secure email. A winner. Hire her today.
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Posted by Bill | September 9, 2020
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Bill
I have been a client for roughly five years now, personally and with my businesses. Regina has always been extremely helpful and responsive. It is nice to have someone to reach out to for help and feel comfortable that you are being taken care of. I would highly recommend Regina and her team!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
To whom it may concern: I'd like to recommend Mrs. Amick as a very good attorney to advise/consult with and or hire her as your representation. She represented me for 13 years professionally, ethically, fairly, compassionately, knowledgeably and respectfully to best of her ability; that said, I've also witnessed the professional growth over the years as well. Nothing is perfect and I believe when you find a good fit; you stick with it and share with others. Civil matters are trying on many levels and I'm smiling as I write this note to say a few words about Mrs. Amick. Be well & God Bless!
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
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Very Impressed
I hired Ms. Amick to represent me in JDR Court at the last minute, when I originally intended to attend the hearing alone. The hearing was just another tactic in a long line of frivolous proceedings filed by the opposing party in our custody battle regarding our grandson, which was handled on my behalf by another attorney. I should begin by saying that I have worked in law offices for 27 years and have seen so many attorneys handling domestic matters show up to court without being familiar with the facts of the case, past or present, and simply wing it, when so much is at stake. Ms. Amick truly impressed me in court that day when she was able to present the facts, both past and present, to the Judge (who was painfully familiar with the case) in a professional manner and respectful tone….no theatrics, shaming, etc. In the end, the ruling in the hearing was in my favor, but even if it was not, I truly appreciated Ms. Amick’s ability to present the facts from a place of understanding and kindness.
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Posted by Tara | August 26, 2020
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Regina is GREAT!
I have worked with Regina for a few years now. She is not only a great attorney but a wonderful person. I hired Regina to represent me with a few different cases concerning child support, visitation and relocation. She is a very respected attorney who represents herself with the upmost professionalism. I’m grateful for everything she did. Thanks Ms. Amick.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2020
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Amazing, Dedicated Attorney
My husband and I were having difficulties and I was thinking about filing for divorce. I meet with Mrs. Amick and she was very kind and thoughtful to my circumstances. She was very knowledgeable, informed me of all of my rights and did not pressure me at all in proceeding, as it was my decision. Although I did decide to stick it out with my husband, I know my rights and should I need to retain an attorney in the future, I will be retaining Mrs. Amick as my attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2019
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Class act
This review is long overdue but nonetheless I have to review Ms. Amick and tell the world I am so grateful for her talent as a lawyer and her compassion as a person. She and her staff constantly reassured me that I would be taken care of, and I was. When you are in the midst of the divorce storm, you need someone in your corner that is willing to fight for you and explain the process in understandable terms. Then when you come out of the storm, you are changed but for the better because Ms. Amick represented you!
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Posted by Reynaldo | December 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further
I hired Regina Amick to represent me in my divorce case. The instant I met her, I knew it was imperative she represent me. Regina displayed a level of professionalism, courtesy and a sincere concern to accomplish all that I was entitled to without making false promises but feasible outcomes based on her knowledge of the law. My case has concluded and I was awarded all that Regina confidently assured me of. I highly recommend Regina Amick in any case regarding family law. Her work ethics and knowledge in this field is at a level seldom experienced.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Relocation Angel
Regina has been a true God send! From our first meeting on she listened to everything I had to say, understood my true reasons for wanting to relocate, and was honest with me about the process and what (and what not) to expect. She had my back at every turn, let me cry and vent when I needed to, and made sure I focused on the important stuff more than anything. The only bad part to wining my case is that I won't have her to vent to once we move! Then again, I do still have her number...;)
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2015
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Amazing!
Mrs. Amick gives her all to ensure you feel comfortable and sercure. Her expertise in family court and case law was a blessing. I would not want to go to court without her in my corner. Having someone you feel like you can trust and cares in your corner is very important and she does that, which I feel like it hard to come by. Thank you for your expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
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Divorce & Separation Attorney
Regina Amick has been my attorney since 2010. She presents herself with the highest esteem of character and professionalism in and out of the court room. While she is a strong advocate for her clients, she remains to be honest with respect to knowing the law and providing services to protect your rights under the law. Mrs. Amick has proven to me her loyalty in ensuring that all information shared with her pertaining to my case was kept in the strictest confidentiality. It is without reservation that I highly endorse Regina Amick to your company. Her integrity and her gleaming personality will be a true asset to all that come within her presence.
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Posted by Tanisha | January 31, 2014
Just Excellent!
Ms. Regina Amick is not only an excellent lawyer, but a wonderful person. She is very caring! I truly lucked up when I found her. She is outstanding and an angel! Thank you so very much for taking my case, Ms. Amick!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible attorney
I depended and relied on her for months and was beyond let down. I had someone I could count on refer me to her and I immediately hired her without any doubt. If I were able to go back and hire someone else I would have because her services were so disappointing. My case went on for many months and for that whole period of time, she could not ever give me answers but would constantly ask me to trust her. First time I met her I was confident knowing I was taking all the right steps on what I was doing and after a lot of money was spent and time had passed, I knew that if there was ever a next time I would do it so differently. I gave her two stars because of her paralegal, she was incredible and so helpful and always knew what was going on. I can see how Regina is so dependent on her when she is in the office, and when we were in court it showed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wolcott Rivers Gates
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wolcott Rivers Gates
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Michael J. Woods, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State's Attorney For Caroline County (Maryland)
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Caroline County Circuit Court (Maryland)
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Frostburg State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Turner v. Turner, 47 VA. App. 76 (2005)
  • Affirmed my client's position.

Associations

  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Commission on the Needs of Children, Virginia Bar Association
  • Commission Member 2017
  • 2016 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Calculating Multiple Custody Support Guidelines
  • Calculating Multiple Custody Child Support Guidelines
  • 2018
  • Guarding the Guardian and new Military Retirement
  • Guardian ad litem accountability and New Military Retirement Division
  • 2018
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Non-Deduction of Spousal Support After 2017 Tax Act
  • 2018
  • Valuing Businesses in Family Law
  • Valuing Businesses in Family Law
  • 2018
  • 36th Annual Family Law Seminar
  • The Incapacitated Client
  • 2017
  • Custody, Spousal Support and QDROS
  • Family Law Assortment
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Regina
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Amick for any domestic relations-related matter. In my previous position as a law clerk, I was always impressed by Ms. Amick's knowledge, writing, and zealous representation of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Regina is professional, prepared, and extremely knowledgeable. She understands the legislative history surrounding the relevant code sections. She is a great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Regina without reservation. I had the pleasure of working with Regina at Wolcott Rivers Gates and she was always a strong advocate for her clients. She is diligent in her pursuit of her clients' goals and does an excellent job from beginning to end of representation."
Family Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been opposite of Regina in the courtroom and have observed her as well at trial. Regina is professional, zealous and highly intelligent. Moreover, she understands that a legal proceeding rarely resolves a family's issues. In that regard, she works hard to help her clients understand the long term effects of trial and to resolve issues appropriately to avoid the stress and other negative aspects of trial."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Amick blends great compassion for her clients with a highly knowledgeable application of the law that makes her an excellent and effective advocate."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Alimony Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Regina takes a personal interest in insuring her client is properly represented."
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Regina is not only an outstanding attorney but an individual who truly cares for and gives individualized attention to each and everyone of her clients."
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Virginia Beach Divorce and separation Lawyer Regina Frances Amick
Regina Frances Amick
Divorce and separation Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 20 years