Delaware Law Office
of Larry D. Sullivan, Esquire


Family Law

The term "Family Law" in Delaware usually refers to any type of case that can be heard in Family Court. These types of cases are:

  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Alimony
  • Guardianship of Children
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support (Calculation Link)
  • Adoption
  • Termination of Parental Rights (TPR)
  • Juvenile delinquency proceedings
  • Crimes between family members
  • Protection from Abuse Petitions (PFA)

Although there is a distinction between the practice of criminal law in Family Court and the rest of family law, most of the family law practitioners will handle criminal cases in that court. On the other hand, some attorneys that handle only criminal cases may practice those cases in Family Court, while declining to take on any other type of case there.

All too frequently there are criminal cases which arise from a purely family law case. And the family law attorney will then usually pick up the new criminal case so that he can coordinate the cases for the client's benefit.

There are many differences between the laws in the state of Delaware relating to Family Law, as compared to the other states.

There are even more differences between Delaware family law, and what is frequently portrayed on television. Litigants frequently do harm to their case by applying the family law that they have "learned" on t.v. or across the fence with the neighbor. It is important to get your information correct. And the only persons who are authorized to provide this information as it applies to your case, are Delaware Family Lawyers.

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