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Regina F. Amick, Attorney at Law

Regina F. Amick was raised in Maryland and has been licensed to practice law in Maryland since 2003 and in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2005. Ms. Amick has focused her practice solely on domestic relations matters including divorce, separation agreements, child custody, child support, spousal support, division of property and retirement. She has extensive experience handling complex business and property divisions, utilizing experts in business valuations and property valuations. Living in Hampton Roads, Ms. Amick is well versed in military divorces and the challenges faced in military custody and relocation matters. Having served as the moderating faculty member of the seminar, “Battle of the Same Sexes,” she has a thorough working knowledge of the legal issues impacting same-sex marriages with children.

Ms. Amick currently serves on the Virginia Bar Association Domestic Relations Section Executive Council as well as the Virginia Bar Association Commission on the Needs of Children. She is active in her local bar associations and serves as co-chair to the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, and is a member of the Chesapeake Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee. Ms. Amick participates in the Virginia Beach Bar Association C.L.A.S.S. Program, which provides pro bono representation to assist victims of domestic violence obtain Protective Orders. Ms. Amick is also a member of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court as a master.

After her admission to the Maryland State Bar in 2003, Ms. Amick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen A. Murphy Jensen of the Circuit Court for Caroline County, Maryland. Ms. Amick started her career on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Regina is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
    2003
  • Virginia
    2005
Education
  • University of Maryland School of Law
    J.D. – 2003
  • Frostburg State University
    B.S. – 1999
  • Moderator and Presenter: Battle of the Same-Sexes: Legal Issues Impacting Same-Sex Custody and Divorce
  • Virginia CLE: Essentials of Equitable Distribution: Marriage as a Partnership, 2019, Faculty
  • 129th VBA Summer Meeting: The Incapacitated Client: How to Ethically Represent a Client with Impairment from a Family Law Perspective (ethics), 2019, Faculty
  • Understanding a Tax Return and Business Valuations, NPBA, 2019, Coordinator
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  • Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia in 2017 - 2019
  • Legal Elite 2018 - 2019
  • Virginia Bar Association, Commission on the Needs of Children
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section Executive Council
  • Virginia Bar Association, CLE Chair Domestic Relation Executive Council
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association: Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Committee
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  • Ms. Amick participates in the Virginia Beach Bar Association C.L.A.S.S. Program, which provides pro bono representation to assist victims of domestic violence obtain Protective Orders.
  • Ms. Amick also serves on the Parent Advisory Board to her children’s school and has been responsible for significant fundraising events that directly provide financial aid to children requiring assistance to attend Catholic school.
  • 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
  • Virginia CLE: Essentials of Equitable Distribution: Marriage as a Partnership, 2019, Faculty
  • 129th VBA Summer Meeting: The Incapacitated Client: How to Ethically Represent a Client with Impairment from a Family Law Perspective (ethics), 2019, Faculty
  • Understanding a Tax Return and Business Valuations, NPBA, 2019, Coordinator
  • View More
  • Top Lawyers of Coastal Virginia in 2017 - 2019
  • Legal Elite 2018 - 2019
  • Virginia Bar Association, Commission on the Needs of Children
  • Virginia Bar Association, Domestic Relations Section Executive Council
  • Virginia Bar Association, CLE Chair Domestic Relation Executive Council
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association: Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations Committee
  • View More
  • Ms. Amick participates in the Virginia Beach Bar Association C.L.A.S.S. Program, which provides pro bono representation to assist victims of domestic violence obtain Protective Orders.
  • Ms. Amick also serves on the Parent Advisory Board to her children’s school and has been responsible for significant fundraising events that directly provide financial aid to children requiring assistance to attend Catholic school.
  • 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).