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Julie H. Yeager, Esquire

Delaware Family Law Attorney

This is a firm that truly cares about the clients they serve.
— Shanika Sanchez
Working with Mrs. Yeager was a delight. I would recommend the firm to anyone needing family legal advice/representation.
— Denise Miller
The firm has been very proactive and helpful. Working with Julie Yeager has been a pleasure.
— Cary Rosenthal

Expertise

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 also a trained mediator and certified arbitrator in divorce and child custody cases. She completed the 40-hour Divorce Mediation Course offered by Mediation Matters and DSBA Family Law Arbitration Training. Parties can voluntarily choose alternative dispute resolution with Julie as their mediator or arbitrator. Through mediation or arbitration, Julie can help parties 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 by Delaware Today. From 2009 to 2018, she represented parents with children in foster care, as well as cases involving potential termination of parental rights, as part of a contract with the State of Delaware. In 2015, Julie was individually selected from the ten State-wide 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. From 2017 to 2018, Mrs. Yeager volunteered to spearhead a Parent Engagement Project, which incorporates new tools to encourage parent engagement with the reunification process.  

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.

Since 2014, Julie has volunteered 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. 


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Seth L. Thompson, Esquire

Delaware Attorney

Expertise

Having entered private practice in 2005, Seth L. Thompson, Esquire focuses on civil litigation, municipal law, and family law. In addition, he served as an attorney for the majority caucus in the Delaware House of Representatives from 2010 to 2016. Seth delivered the New Lawyer's Speech at the 2010 Admission Ceremony for the Delaware Bar. In 2011, he received the New Lawyers Distinguished Service Award from the Delaware State Bar Association.

Education and Prior Experience

Seth was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the second of three children of an Army JAG officer and his wife, both originally from Philadelphia. After graduating from Emmaus High School in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, Seth matriculated at Penn State, where he studied History and graduated with distinction in 1999. He subsequently attended Temple Law School, graduating in 2003 as a Dean's List student. During law school, Seth completed the Delaware Attorney General's Office summer program, served on the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal's editorial board, and participated in Temple's Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinical, for which he was selected by the Honorable Clifford Scott Green of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Following law school, Seth served for a year as Law Clerk to the Honorable Barbara D. Crowell and the Honorable Aida Waserstein, both Family Court Judges in New Castle County. Seth then clerked for a year in the Sussex County Family Court for the Honorable Kenneth M. Millman, the Honorable Peter B. Jones, and the Honorable John E. Henriksen. He was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2004, followed by admission to the Delaware Bar in 2005. Seth is also admitted to the bar for the District of Delaware, the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Seth's current and prior professional positions include: the Sussex County Bar Association President, member of the DSBA Executive Committee, Vice-Chair of the DSBA Committee on Professional Ethics, member of the DSBA Judicial Appointment Committee, member of the DSBA Bar Journal Editorial Board, Treasurer for the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court, and Sussex County Co-Chair for the Combined Campaign for Justice.