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Joseph A Wahl

Divorce and separation Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Wahl Family Law

  • State Years
    Delaware - DE 28 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

    29 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    29 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    Protection from Abuse

    29 years

  4. Family
    25%

    29 years

DIVORCE, CUSTODY, AND PROTECTION FROM ABUSE LAWYER, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, WILMINGTON DELAWARE.

At Wahl Family Law, I dedicate my entire practice to divorce law and related issues with a focus on child custody, property division, alimony, and protection from abuse cases.  I have the experience and know how to effectively represent families regarding both contested and uncontested divorces.

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Joseph A. Wahl, Esquire

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Posted by Joel | June 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I found Mr.Wahl to be honest with me and my situation. He was very thorough in resolving an unfair marital dispute over property division. I would recommend him to anyone needing a knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Catherine | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family law expert
Mr. Wahl made the difference in our case! He is very knowledgeable in his practice area. He was able to keep us on track and focus on what was going to actually matter. He is compassionate and truly cares about his clients and their outcome. His office staff is friendly, respond quickly and were very helpful. Highly recommend!
Posted by Ping Jen | January 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, personal, friendly, speedy, and stellar service!
My wife and I could not be happier and are truly grateful for the services provided by Mr. Joseph Wahl and his staff Lisa and Sophie. We live in Texas and were in immediate need of legal representation for our visitation petition case in the state of Delaware. We reached out to several firms in Delaware but their responses felt somewhat less personal. Mr. Wahl, on the other hand, leaned in to what we had to say and came up with the blueprint of our case shortly after our initial consultation. By our second teleconference, he walked us through exactly what to expect and what to prepare to better present our case before the court. As with most legal cases, our petition was no walk in the park. It turned into a 15-month journey as it was punctuated by counterclaims (PFA) and, of course, the 2020 pandemic with our mediation and court hearings rescheduled to online sessions. Mr. Wahl was professional, transparent with our bills, calm, and reassuring all along. With his expertise and experience in family lawsuits, he defended our case backed by court evidence against claims and demands by our respondent. His response to our communications and requests - either by phone or email - was prompt and explained with clarity in layman's terms. Because of Mr. Wahl's dedication and good intentions, together with his exceptional team, the court finally ruled in our favor and justice prevailed. To be clear, we would have written the same exact review regardless of the outcome being favorable or not. We happened to be the luckier ones this time. My wife and I would absolutely recommend without reservations Wahl Family Law to anyone seeking professional, personal, friendly, speedy, and stellar family law services and expertise.
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Posted by Carrie | May 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision for a divorce attorney
Mr. Wahl was methodical in guiding me through my unique divorce process. With his assistance of knowledge and objectiveness, we were able to create a settlement agreement for divorce that my spouse and I negotiated and accepted avoiding costly and time consuming litigation. I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Truthful
I could not have consulted with a better attorney. Mr. Wahl took time to listen to an extremely complex child custody and PFA matter. Despite the direction I was seeking to go, he took time to discuss alternative solutions that may be more successful. If not for the substantial distance between his office and the courthouse where my case is filed, he would be my representation, hands down!
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Posted by Bryan | April 3, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Very helpful and really knowledgable. He made me feel very comfortable moving forward and was courteous and understanding the entire time. He has gone above and beyond to ensure I have the best help I can find. Great work and will definitely recommend using Joseph.
Posted by Aracelis | February 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Effective Help
Mr. Wahl has represented two of my family members in Family Court. He gave great advice and legal representation with custody and child support. I recommend him unreservedly!
Posted by Syeda | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Number 1
Excellent in knowledge and very helpfull, I give him 5 stars , first time dealing with PFA in my life and did not knew how to handle but he guide me like a family friend I can trust to share.
Posted by Kevin | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Advocate Against A Narcissist
I found myself in a very difficult situation. My son's mother tried to take all control of my son's life and cut me out. I came to Mr. Wahl's office feeling nearly hopeless. Joe worked hard, and was very direct with me. I followed his advice, and working together, I won everything I was after in my custody case. Mr. Wahl has helped my son have his place in my family. I couldn't recommend him more!
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Posted by larry Taylor-eliou | September 27, 2016
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Passionate Attorney
Mr. Wahl, recently closed my child support matter. I am a soldier that became divorced during a deployment to Afghanistan. The court ordered I pay an obscene amount based on deployment pay. When I returned I tried to rectify this with the courts as well as the child support office to no avail. Mr. Wahl not only got the case transferred to DE from GA but he was also able to easy the unnecessary stress of a support order that was based off temporary pay. He made me feel at ease and although I hope never to need him again, he will always be my first choice if I do.
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Posted by Roderick | February 5, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Straight Shooter
I consulted with Joe recently regarding my interest in revising the current custody agreement I have for visitation with my child. Although the home state for the agreement is not in Delaware, Joe took the time to discuss my options and the approach I should take regarding my child and the court. Other attorneys wouldn't even give me the time to provide general assitance. I am grateful and pleased with his knowledable council, and would highly recommend him for any child custody case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Child custody case
Mr Wahl is an exceptional lawyer handled my case swiftly and efficiently I was treated very well throughout the litigation I would definitely recommend Mr Wahl with all of my friends and family I can't say enough good things about this man outstanding. I had other lawyers come up to me at my hearings and promote Mr Wahl he is the right choice for any divorce or custody matters.
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Posted by Gretchen | February 10, 2014
Joe is a great attorney
Joe handled my child support and child custody case. He made sure my children received what they were entitled to. He made me feel comfortable and not intimidated as with previous consultations. Joe is always available for his clients He was recommended to me by a friend and I have done the same .
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2013
Smart, trustworthy, and honest
I visited this attorney for a consultation about a custody issue. We were confused from sources giving us unclear and opposing views about the same issues. He looked through our paperwork, found information we needed to move forward, and gave us great advice. He didn't push us to hire him. He actually told us we didn't need him if we went to court but he would be there if we needed him. Fortunately, we didn't need him any further but we would definitely return if we need more help.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2012
Knowledgeable Lawyer
The help he gave me in the custody case was spot on.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Self Employed Attorney
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Francis Urso
  • 1994 - 1996

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • A. L. M. v. D. E. M., 2005 Del. Fam. Ct. LEXIS 91
  • The court deferred the issue of alimony. The wife retained her right to seek alimony in the future. The court awarded the wife 50 percent of the retirement assets and 55 percent of other marital assets.
  • Madison ve. Edison
  • New Trial Granted on Appeal to the Supreme Court of Delaware

Associations

  • Delaware Victims Advocacy Program
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Melson-Arsht American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2016
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Whose Who
  • 2015

Publications

  • Attorney Website
  • Delawre Alimony Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Alimony
  • 2016
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Child Support
  • 2015
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Child Relocation
  • 2015
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Child Custody
  • 2015
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Dividing IRA, 401(k)s
  • 2014
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Copper Division Formula
  • 2014
  • Attorney's Website
  • Delaware Complex Property Division
  • 2014
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Post Judgment Modification
  • 2013
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Prenuptual Agreements
  • 2013
  • Attrotney Website
  • Delaware Paternity Rights
  • 2013
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Marital Property Law
  • 2013
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Father's Rights
  • 2013
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Same Sex Marriage
  • 2012
  • Attrorney Website
  • Delaware Protection from Abuse
  • 2012
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Preserving Marital Assets
  • 2012
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Separation Agreements
  • 2011
  • Attorney Website
  • Delaware Underemployed Spouse
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Melson-Arsht American Inn of Court
  • Speach on Conflict of Laws
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (26)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is thought highly of by his peers."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent attorney committed to providing highest quality representation to clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Joseph is undoubtedly a top notch attorney who has skillfully mastered his primary area of practice over the course of his professional experience. His sharp critical thinking and flawless work ethic are perhaps the key qualities which ensured the success of a remarkable number of his cases. I endorse this lawyer and encourage anyone who needs superior legal representation to opt for his services."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Wahl without hesitation. His exhaustive experience with, and knowledge of, family law ranks among the best in the business. He has my highest recommendation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A skilled and knowledgeable attorney dedicated to serving the DE community."
Child custody Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You can rely on Joe Wahl."
Family Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Wahl numerous times of the years and have always found him to be professional and level headed in difficult cases. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and I refer matters to him frequently. He also has a wonderful support staff whom are extremely friendly and helpful."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Joe works hard to promote his clients' interests but always maintains the highest level of professionalism."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We were adversaries on several cases. He was thoroughly prepared and effective."
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Wilmington Divorce and separation Lawyer Joseph A Wahl
Joseph A Wahl
Divorce and separation Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 29 years