Delaware Police are Conducting Traffic Stops

“Before you hit any of the state’s major roadways on Friday or Saturday, buckle up, pay attention and don’t drink.” Delaware online news story   According to the Delaware News Journal article dated October 16, 2017, there will be extra police presence covering the entire State of Delaware on Friday and Saturday, October 19 & 20. They will be conducting traffic stops focused on aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt use, pedestrian safety, as well as motorcycle and commercial vehicle safety and enforcement.    A traffic violation conviction in the State of Delaware can alter your everyday life in several ways. […]

Thomas E. Gay joins the Law Firm

In September 2017, Thomas E. Gay joined the law firm with Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. forming the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay. Mr. Gay was a partner with the law firm of Stumpf, Vickers & Sandy, P.A. in Georgetown, Delaware from 1999 to 2017. Mr. Gay has also been a guest speaker at “Fundamentals of Family Law”, “Custody Evaluations for the Private Practitioner”, “Property Division in the Family Court”, “Divorce Law 101-Obtaining the Best Settlement for Your Client in Delaware”, to name a few. Mr. Gay was selected as one of the Top Delaware Family Law/Divorce […]

One Week in August

ONE WEEK IN AUGUST ~ by Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. I recently returned from a trip to California and after having a few days to reflect, I decided to try to describe the impact the trip had on me. The purpose of the trip was to take a friend, adaptive surfer Jay Leisner, to surf Southern California, the mecca of modern surfing. Despite the noble purpose, the feelings the trip ultimately stirred in me were uniquely personal. The trip took me back to a time when life was more innocent and less heavy. A time when I got to surf […]

Real Estate School 104

Real Estate School by Julianne E. Murray, Esquire We are now in our fourth installment, Real Estate School 104, Title Searches. In the first installment, I started with how you get from a ratified sales contract to an attorney’s office. In my second installment, I described three very important documents related to real estate transactions: the deed, the mortgage and the note. The third installment discussed the Settlement Sheet HUD-1. Title Searches For our fourth installment, I am going to discuss title searches. When a piece of property is bought, we know from installment three that the current owner (the […]

Jay Liesener and Team Surfgimp

Spreading the Stoke ~ By Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. Last night, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a party to honor my friend Jay Liesener and to celebrate his upcoming trip to San Diego where we hope to fulfill his dream to surf the waters of Southern California. As I stood there interacting with all the people who came out to be a part of what has become affectionately known as Team Surfgimp, I couldn’t help but reflect on how remarkable this whole thing was. I listened to everyone talking about how they came to know Jay […]

Real Estate School 103

Real Estate School by Julianne E. Murray, Esquire We are now in our third installment, Real Estate School 103,  the Settlement Sheet HUD-1. In the first installment, I started with how you get from a ratified sales contract to an attorney’s office. In my second installment, I described three very important documents related to real estate transactions: the deed, the mortgage and the note. The Real Estate Settlement Sheet HUD-1 In this installment, I thought I would explain the “accounting” of a real estate settlement. It is called the settlement sheet or the HUD-1. This form lists all of the accounting details […]

Real Estate School 102

Real Estate School by Julianne E. Murray, Esquire I started the Real Estate School because buying a house is probably the most significant purchase you will make in your life. I think it’s important to have some general knowledge about what goes on in the transaction as well as an understating of some of the documents. 3 Important Documents: Deed, Mortage, and Note There are 3 documents I want to explain in this installment: deed, mortgage, and note A deed is a document that transfers ownership from one person or entity to another. It is signed by the current owner […]

Real Estate School 101

Real Estate School by Julianne E. Murray, Esquire Buying a house is probably the most significant purchase you will make in your life. In a perfect world, you would know and understand the paperwork involved in it. But, because of the nature of banking, and real estate laws, a number of documents and signatures is massive so many purchasers don’t even try to get a grip on what they are signing. They just sign where they are told. I’m not going to attempt to explain every document – but I am going to explain some very important ones and the […]

Happy Flag Day!

What is Flag Day? Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, marking the adoption of the American flag by the Continental Congress in the First Flag Act on June 14, 1777. The Act declared that the new flag would have “13 stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” How to display a U.S. Flag: According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the flag can be displayed at all times so long as the flag has a light on it when it’s dark outside. It can often be […]

Traffic Tickets in Delaware

Each summer, Sussex County becomes a seashore destination for people from New York to Virginia. According to a recent New Journal article,  even though Delaware Department of Transportation has invested millions of dollars rebuilding highways and transit centers in the area, gridlock is expected to remain on the largely-rural highways leading to the coast during peak beach driving times. With the increased traffic comes increased chances of traffic tickets such as speeding or DUI’s.  Delaware Traffic Tickets can impact you more than you think. We recently were approached by a client who received a traffic ticket for speeding. She was […]

Julianne Murray argues in front of the Supreme Court

Death Penalty Repeal Legislation Introduced Again

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