Julie Yeager provides skilled and knowledgeable counsel to clients in all types of family law situations. Her expertise includes - but is not limited to - divorce, custody, visitation, property rights, alimony, paternity, child support, protection from abuse, guardianship, third party visitation, termination of parental rights and adoption.
Mrs. Yeager has earned several distinctions in her years of practice. In 2009, she was selected by the New Castle County Family Court 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 selected to join the Court Improvement Project Steering Committee, which works to ensure that children in foster care are safe, healthy and experience permanency. She has helped more than 500 families with litigation in the Family Court. She looks forward to helping yours as well.
Education and Prior Experience
Mrs. Yeager earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University, graduating cum laude from the Honors Program. She was awarded her Juris Doctor from Temple Law School and is admitted to practice law in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Prior to founding The Yeager Law Firm, Mrs. Yeager served the Family Courts in New Castle and Kent Counties as a judicial law clerk. She later created and developed the family law practice at the firm Tybout, Redfearn & Pell.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Mrs. Yeager is an active member of the Delaware law community. She is the sitting Secretary, one of three Officers, of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association, of which she has been a member since 2008. She currently serves as a Member at Large on the Executive Committee of Melson-Arsht Inn of Court, of which she has been a member since 2005. Mrs. Yeager has been a member of the Young Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association since 2011 and helped write the Family Court section of the New Lawyers’ Survival Guide, which is being issued to all new members of the Delaware Bar starting in 2015.
Since 2009, Mrs. Yeager has also attended quarterly New Castle County Stakeholders' Meetings as part of her work with the Court Improvement Program, a multi-year, federally funded grant project designed to support state courts in efforts to improve their handling of cases involving children in foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption proceedings. Mrs. Yeager, along with the other parent attorneys, Family Court judges and representatives from the school districts, the Division of Family Services, the Department of Justice and Court Appointed Special Advocate program all give on-the-frontlines feedback and suggestions as to how to better serve and protect the children in foster care.