Custody Law

Delaware Custody Law Attorneys

Tom Gay expert at custody law

Per Delaware’s legal system regarding family law, there are various stages of custody law. Each stage is handled separately. Delaware residents enduring a divorce may have to face up to four different hearings for each issue regarding your case.

Common Delaware Family Law issues are

  • child support,
  • custody & visitation,
  • the division of property/assets,
  • and spousal support (alimony).

Making sure this sometimes complicated family and custody law system continues to move forward is one of our primary priorities as your custody lawyer in Dover, DE. Here at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, our family law attorneys will make sure that your needs are our number 1 priority.

Delaware Divorce Process

Divorce can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Either way, calling the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay is the best way for you to get through all of the court hearings smoothly. We are experts in the process so that you don’t have to be. Delaware divorce law mandates that couples be legally separated for six months prior to granting a divorce. Hearings handled individually in Delaware:

  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Property division
  • Marital assets
  • Spousal support

A skilled and experienced Delaware Divorce Lawyer who has a plethora of experience dealing with these complex divorce proceedings is very beneficial to you. Helping you to obtain your goals while preserving your rights and interests is our primary concern at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay located in Georgetown, Delaware. Dial (302) 855-9300 to speak with an attorney today.

Issues Regarding Property Division and Spousal Support

Knowing how and when to petition the court on questions of property division is imperative in a Delaware family law case. Failing to petition could make you vulnerable, causing you to overlook valuable rights that can be used in your favor.

We are aware of how emotionally charged people can be when it comes to money and spousal support. Disputes over alimony frequently become the most heated parts of a Delaware divorce. It is our job at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay to make sure you are obtaining your goals and preserving your rights and interests.

Once retained we will stay laser-focused on what we are confident the judge will grant you if the case goes all the way to trial. From there we will steer the negotiation toward a settlement that is at least that good or better for you.

We firmly believe that the deal you negotiate is often better for you because it is within your own control while saving you emotional discomfort, psychological pain, and money in the end.

Child Custody and Child Support Issues

In many cases, Delaware law requires parents to enter into mediation on questions regarding child support issues prior to the case going before a judge. Having a lawyer who knows how to effectively negotiate for you in mediation is very advantageous. Leaving the future of your child up to a judge may not be in your best interest.

At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, we possess the necessary skills and knowledge of Delaware divorce law and experience to help you through all stages of your family law and child custody case in Georgetown, DE.

Parents typically have minimal desire to drag their children through long, painful and tedious Delaware divorce proceedings. As your attorney, we are focused on preserving your parental rights when it comes to cases surrounding child visitation. We will simultaneously attempt to expedite resolution so that you, and your child, can move on.

Other Legal Issues Confronting Families

The traditional Delaware family no longer involves a father and a mother. Families frequently involve single parents or grandparents with guardianship rights. Whether you are pursuing third-party visitation, grandparents’ rights or other non-traditional guardianship, we will be by your side. Throughout the entire legal process, we will fight for your rights and protect your involvement in the child’s life. 

Contact A Delaware Family Law Attorney

At the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay, our attorney, Tom Gay, has the skills needed to resolve your Delaware family law legal issues. Let us put our negotiation and litigation experience to work for you. Please contact us at (302) 855-9300. 


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