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JP Court and Family Court

We want to give everyone a baseline knowledge of the main courts in Delaware and the types of cases that each court hears because almost everyone has to deal with a court at some point in their lives. The main courts in Delaware are the JP courts, Family Court, Court of Common Pleas, Superior Court, Chancery Court, and the Supreme Court. Justice of Peace Court JP Court has jurisdiction in civil cases worth 15,000 or less, some criminal misdemeanors, most motor vehicle violations (except felonies) and all landlord/tenant matters. There are no jury trials in JP Court, and you can […]

Christmas in Family Court

Christmas Eve 2014 ~ Reflections from Ron Phillips For the first time in my 20 years as a lawyer, I spent this Christmas Eve in Family Court. I am a trial lawyer, so I am used to having my personal schedule determined by an unsympathetic Court that needs to process an incredible number of cases in a short period of time. Since I practice both family law and criminal defense, I am also used to the spike that occurs in Court activity around the Christmas holiday. This, however, was a first. It seems that with each passing year the number […]

Thomas E. Gay Joins 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 […]

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