Delaware State Bar Association Elects Gawthrop Greenwood Attorney Carl W. Heckert Secretary of Family Law Section

Gawthrop Greenwood partner Carl W. Heckert has been elected secretary of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Family Law Section during the esteemed organization’s 100th anniversary year.
Heckert, who has more than 25 years of experience practicing family law in Delaware, has been a member of the Delaware State Bar Association since 1992 and will serve for the 2023-2024 section year.

Heckert is a member of the Family Law Department in Gawthrop Greenwood, PC’s Greater Wilmington office in Greenville, litigating and mediating divorce. In 2019, he became 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. A certified Delaware family law mediator is a neutral third party who is charged with preserving confidentiality while helping couples resolve issues more creatively and amicably than they can in court, including custody, visitation, child support, property division and alimony.

Heckert also draws on his more than 30 years of real estate experience to settle real estate disputes during divorce proceedings. In January, he presented a seminar on the topic for Delaware family law judges and practitioners of the Melson-Arsht Inns of Court. 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. Heckert received his law degree from Widener University School of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware.

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