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Carl W Heckert

Family Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Delaware - DE 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Carl

Learn Carl’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Represent parties for family law issues including divorce, alimony, child issues, property division, guardianship, Mediation, ADR and other cases in Family Court.

    29 years

  2. Commercial real estate
    Represent buyers, sellers, landlords and renters regarding commercial real estate.

    27 years

  3. Residential real estate
    I have primarily represented buyers in their home purchases or refinances. I have also represented several sellers, when requested.

    32 years

  4. Business
    I have assisted client from incorporation until dissolution and work closely with accountants on business sale, transition or purchase transactions.

    27 years

  5. Probate
    Represent estate administrators/executors from opening the estate through closing and disbursement of estate assets.

    29 years


I am a lifelong Delaware resident who decided to go into law to help people.  I enjoy the varied practice of law and the personal interaction with my clients.  It also does not hurt to win hard fought cases for my clients.


While I work in an office and the Court, my personal time is spent in the outdoors as much as practicle.  My favorite days are hikes or swimming with my Labradore, Sassy.  


Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
3701 Kennett Pike, Suite 100
Wilmington, DE, 19807

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Posted by Karen | November 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I really like Carl, both personally and professionally. He understands the legal process and the impact it has on litigants. In that regard, his clients are well prepared for court appearances and the challenges the opposing party's counsel will present. Carl has sufficient family law litigation experience to do a risk-benefit analysis prior to litigation/settlement. His projections, based on my experience, were generally accurate. Carl was able to negotiate a generous settlement on my behalf. I would highly recommend him to anyone with an actionable issue in Family Court.
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Posted by Monica | June 2, 2015
Divorce, Property Settlement, Child Custody, Wills, & Estate Planning
I rely on Carl Heckert, for my legal counsel, he earned my trust initially by handling my divorce, property settlement, and child custody proceedings. It was very tough time transitioning into the world of being a divorced, single, working mother of two young children. So, having such an excellent attorney saved me time, money, and the stress of navigating the judicial system completely unaware and extremely afraid. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how I would have made it without Carl looking out for our best interests. His professionalism and precise execution of my legal matters has lead to on-going support in terms of family estate planning for myself and my mother. I highly recommend Carl Heckert to anyone that needs trustworthy legal counsel and representation. I have learned a great lesson, life has many ups and downs however if you fail to plan then you most assuredly plan to fail. Great legal counsel has made a huge difference. If there is a next time, Carl will be there from the beginning and draft a pre-nuptial agreement while crossing all T’s and dotting the I’s at the engagement party.
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Posted by Michale | May 14, 2015
Great Probate Attorney
Mr. Heckert is the attorney for my father's estate, which is quite complicated involving other states and a business. Based on my interactions with him, I have always found him very knowledgeable and professional and he has always gone above and beyond for my case. I would highly recommend him to those seeking probate counsel.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/partner
  • Gawthrop Greenwood, PC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Widener University School Of Law, Delaware
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Joseph W. Benson, P.A.
  • 1997 - 2017


  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991


  • DuPont Fish and Game Inc
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Melson-Arsht American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Delawar Family Law Bar section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Low Risk rating for real estate settlements
  • Secure Settlements Inc.
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware Family Law Section
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • 2014
  • Child Custody and visition
  • Child Custody and visitiation
  • 2003

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Family Attorney | Apr 14
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"Carl is an excellent family law practice. He brings years of experience and a practical approach to resolving the issues encountered in the practice of family law."
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Wilmington Family Lawyer Carl W Heckert
Carl W Heckert
Family Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 32 years