Selbyville Divorce Lawyer, Delaware


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Timothy G. Willard Lawyer

Timothy G. Willard

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Fuqua, Yori and Willard has offices in Georgetown and Rehoboth. The firm has deep roots in Sussex County, is well connected and will get results.

Ron D. Phillips

Family Law, Traffic, Divorce, Farms
Status:  In Good Standing           

Brian F. Dolan

Real Estate, Federal Trial Practice, Estate Planning, Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years

Thomas Earl Gay

Criminal, Divorce & Family Law, Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  27 Years
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James C. Reed

Wills & Probate, Family Law, Business Organization, Banking & Finance
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  41 Years

Ashley Marie Oland

Family Law, Juvenile Law
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  16 Years

Ronald D. Phillips

Juvenile Law, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  26 Years

Rebecca L. Trifillis

Divorce & Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianships & Conservatorships
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

Ashley Marie Oland

Other, Family Law, Divorce & Family Law, Juvenile Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Edward C. Gill

Government, Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  38 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD

A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income ta... (more...)
A person who supports and maintains, in one household, one or more people who are closely related to him by blood, marriage or adoption. Under federal income tax law, you are eligible for favorable tax treatment as the head of household only if you are unmarried and you manage a household which is the principal residence (for more than half of the year) of dependent children or other dependent relatives. Under bankruptcy homestead and exemption laws, the terms householder and 'head of household' mean the same thing. Examples include a single woman supporting her disabled sister and her own children or a bachelor supporting his parents. Many states consider a single person supporting only himself to be a head of household as well.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge ... (more...)
An order from a judge that directs a party to come to court and convince the judge why she shouldn't grant an action proposed by the other side or by the judge on her own (sua sponte). For example, in a divorce, at the request of one parent a judge might issue an order directing the other parent to appear in court on a particular date and time to show cause why the first parent should not be given sole physical custody of the children. Although it would seem that the person receiving an order to show cause is at a procedural disadvantage--she, after all, is the one who is told to come up with a convincing reason why the judge shouldn't order something--both sides normally have an equal chance to convince the judge to rule in their favor.

ADOPTED CHILD

Any person, whether an adult or a minor, who is legally adopted as the child of another in a court proceeding. See adoption.

TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO)

An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court ... (more...)
An order that tells one person to stop harassing or harming another, issued after the aggrieved party appears before a judge. Once the TRO is issued, the court holds a second hearing where the other side can tell his story and the court can decide whether to make the TRO permanent by issuing an injunction. Although a TRO will often not stop an enraged spouse from acting violently, the police are more willing to intervene if the abused spouse has a TRO.

PROVOCATION

The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going t... (more...)
The act of inciting another person to do a particular thing. In a fault divorce, provocation may constitute a defense to the divorce, preventing it from going through. For example, if a wife suing for divorce claims that her husband abandoned her, the husband might defend the suit on the grounds that she provoked the abandonment by driving him out of the house.

MISUNDERSTANDING

A mistake by both spouses in a marriage that can serve as grounds for an annulment. For example, if one spouse went into the marriage wanting children while the... (more...)
A mistake by both spouses in a marriage that can serve as grounds for an annulment. For example, if one spouse went into the marriage wanting children while the other did not, they have a misunderstanding that will be judged serious enough for a court to terminate the marriage.

SOLE CUSTODY

An arrangement whereby only one parent has physical and legal custody of a child and the other parent has visitation rights.

RESPONDENT

A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must r... (more...)
A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.

ADOPTION

A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship rec... (more...)
A court procedure by which an adult becomes the legal parent of someone who is not his or her biological child. Adoption creates a parent-child relationship recognized for all legal purposes -- including child support obligations, inheritance rights and custody.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Ramon v. Ramon

... Respondent-Appellant, C. Lawrence Ramon ("Husband") appeals the Family Court's award in favor of Petitioner-Appellee Justine L. Ramon ("Wife") regarding the division of certain corporate assets ancillary to their divorce proceeding. ...

Thompson v. Lynch

... In Bruce EM v. Dorothea AM., [4] this Court addressed a similar issue in the context of a divorce proceeding. The husband originally filed a divorce petition alleging he was a Delaware resident, and later claimed to be a Pennsylvania resident. ...

Knight v. Sanders

... that: (1) The appellant, Samuel Knight ("Husband"), filed this appeal from a Family Court decision, dated June 28, 2011, denying his motion to reopen a divorce proceeding for purposes of reserving ancillary jurisdiction. The ...