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Regina Amick, Attorney at Law

Regina F. Amick represents individuals in areas of Family Law and Domestic Relations.  With more than thirteen years of experience, Ms. Amick is skilled at trying and negotiating all facets of family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, business valuations, property valuations and division, spousal support, enforcement and defense of agreements and other family law issues. Children’s issues include child custody and relocation, same-sex custody, visitation, child support, grandparent access to children, third party rights.  Ms. Amick has extensive knowledge or experience in military divorces and same sex divorces and custody matters.  She served as the moderating faculty member of the seminar, “Battle of the Same Sexes,” addressing the legal issues impacting same-sex marriages with children. 

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. 

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
    2003
  • Virginia
    2005
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
    J.D. – 2003
  • Frostburg State University
    B.S. – 1999
  • Commission on the Needs of Children, Virginia Bar Association - 2017
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee - 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member - 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association - 2008 - Present
  • C.L.A.S.S. Program– Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety – Virginia Beach Bar Association.
  • 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).
  • Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce
    Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce
  • Commission on the Needs of Children, Virginia Bar Association - 2017
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee - 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member - 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association - 2008 - Present
  • C.L.A.S.S. Program– Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety – Virginia Beach Bar Association.
  • 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).
  • Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce
    Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce