Carl. W. Heckert’s practice focuses on family law, business, real estate, and estate law. He is based in the firm’s offices in Wilmington, Delaware, while also available to clients in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
A life-long Delaware resident with more than 25 years of experience practicing family law, Heckert is a respected and long-time practitioner of divorce litigation and mediation. His family law practice includes divorce, property division, custody, child support, alimony, protection from abuse, as well as grandparent and stepparent’s rights. He is also a Certified Family Law Mediator in Delaware following the state’s inaugural certification program by the Family Court of the State of Delaware as well as the Delaware State Bar Association.
In addition, Carl’s business law practice specializes in corporation formation, sales of business and business assets. With settlements and refinances of both commercial and residential real estate in all three of Delaware’s counties and all Delaware courts, Carl has represented individuals and small to mid-sized businesses through real property purchase, sale as well as litigation of landlord/tenant disputes.
Carl has served as an adjunct professor at Widener School of Law – Delaware campus, teaching litigation. He has also led Continuing Legal Education courses in family law matters including custody, protection from abuse and representing an unwilling minor as a guardian ad litem.
Prior to joining Gawthrop Greenwood, Carl was senior associate at the firm Joseph W. Benson, P.A. in Wilmington, DE. He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association and the Melson-Arsht Inns of Court. His community and civic involvement includes his role as director of the DuPont Fish and Game Association.
Carl received his law degree from Widener University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.
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