Julie Yeager provides skilled and knowledgeable counsel to clients in all types of civil family law cases. Her expertise includes premarital agreements, separation agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, property rights, qualified domestic relations orders, alimony, paternity, child support, protection from abuse, guardianship, third-party visitation, gestational carrier agreements, and termination of parental rights and adoption.
Mrs. Yeager has earned several distinctions in her 12 years of practice. In 2005, she was hired by the New Castle County Family Court to serve as a judicial law clerk. In 2009, she was selected to represent parents with children in foster care, as well as cases involving potential termination of parental rights. She is one of only 10 attorneys in the entire state of Delaware who currently serve this role. In 2015, Mrs. Yeager was individually selected from the 10 parent attorneys to join the Court Improvement Project Steering Committee, which works to ensure that children in foster care are safe, healthy and experience permanency. In 2017, Mrs. Yeager volunteered to spearhead a Parent Engagement Project, which incorporates new tools to encourage parent engagement with the reunification process.
Mrs. Yeager has represented more than 700 clients in the Delaware Family Court. She looks forward to helping your family as well.
Education and Prior Experience
Mrs. Yeager earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University, graduating cum laude from the Honors Program in 2002. She was awarded her Juris Doctor from Temple Law School in 2005 and is admitted to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Yeager Law Firm was established in 2011.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mrs. Yeager is an active member of the Delaware law community. She is the sitting Chair of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and was elected to serve as the Vice Chair in 2016 and Secretary in 2015. She has been an active Member at Large on the Executive Committee of Melson-Arsht Inn of Court since 2015. Mrs. Yeager has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars on various topics, such as Best Practices in School Choice Custody Cases and Leading Practices in Dependency/Neglect Proceedings. She is the leading contributor for the firm's Blog.
Since 2014, Mrs. Yeager has volunteered her time as a co-Chair on the planning committee for the Combined Campaign Cup, an annual golf and tennis charitable tournament that raises necessary funds for Delaware's three legal services organizations: Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc., and Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.