Julie H. Yeager, Esquire
Delaware Family Law Attorney
Julie H. Yeager, Esquire provides skilled and knowledgeable counsel to clients in all types of civil family law cases. She is a tough litigator with thousands of hours of experience inside the courtroom.
Julie is a certified mediator and arbitrator in divorce and child custody cases and is an instructor for family law mediation training seminars offered by the Delaware Family Court. Clients can voluntarily choose mediation versus having a judge decide their case. Julie helps clients address the issues they need to to resolve in order to separate and/or divorce, including support, custody/visitation, and property division, without court involvement.
Julie has practiced family law for more than a decade and earned several distinctions within her field. Julie was named a Top Lawyer in 2018 and 2019 by Delaware Today. From 2009 to 2018, she represented parents with children in foster care as a State-contracted parent attorney. From 2015-2018, Julie held a position on the Court Improvement Project Steering Committee, which works to ensure that children in foster care are safe, healthy and experience permanency. From 2017 to 2018, Mrs. Yeager spearheaded a Parent Engagement Project.
Education and Prior Experience
Julie 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. She was a judicial law clerk in New Castle County and Kent Family Court in 2005 and 2007, respectively. The Yeager Law Firm LLC was established in 2011.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Julie is an active member of the Delaware law community. She was elected to serve as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association in 2017, 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. Julie has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars on various topics, such as Alimony, Adoption, Best Practices in School Choice Custody Cases, and Leading Practices in Dependency/Neglect Proceedings. She is the leading contributor for the firm's Blog.
From 2014-2019, Julie served as a co-chair on the planning committee for the Combined Campaign Cup, a charitable golf and tennis 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.
Expertise & Experience
Pattie earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Philosophy, Justice Law and Values Option, from Pennsylvania State University in 2013. She was awarded her Juris Doctor with the Child and Family Advocacy Certificate from Michigan State University College of Law, graduating cum laude in 2016. While in law school, Pattie was the Senior Managing Editor of Business for the Journal of Business and Securities Law. Pattie participated in the Michigan State University Chance at Childhood Clinic as a student clinician, senior clinician, and supervisor for the legal self-help center.
After law school, Pattie served as a judicial law clerk in the New Castle County Family Court for two years. Pattie is admitted to practice law in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Pattie is a member of the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and is an associate member of the Melson-Arsht Inn of Court.