About Marie Crossley

Family Law Attorney and Partner at MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

My focus in every case is my client and how to achieve their goals.

While I have extensive trial and litigation experience, I am also trained in Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution. Particularly in the area of Family Law, the ability to effectively negotiate is just as important as trial advocacy and my mediation background allows me to tailor my approach to my client’s individual needs.

After graduating from Washington & Jefferson College in 1998, I attended Villanova University School of Law. After graduating from Villanova, I clerked for the Honorable William L. Chapman and the Honorable Alison Whitmer Tumas, State of Delaware Family Court. Immediately after her clerkship, she entered private practice. She joined MacElree Harvey in 2013 and became a Shareholder of the firm in 2018. She currently is a Partner at MacElree Harvey, Ltd. and works out of the firm’s Centreville, Delaware office. 

– Marie I. Crossley

Practice Areas

ALIMONY

Just as money can become a source of stress during a marriage, it also is a main point of contention during a divorce or separation.

CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT

We work collaboratively with the other side to achieve a fair and peaceful resolution. 

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DIVORCE & SEPARATION

Divorce is a life-changing experience and an emotional roller coaster. We’re here to make things easier.

PROTECTION FROM ABUSE

We can help you map out a plan of action and begin acting on that plan right away. No one should ever have to live with abuse.

MEDIATION

Mediation has many benefits, including lower costs, less emotional conflict, a much shorter wait for resolution and the ability to have control over the outcome.

Why Choose Ms. Crossley?

Consistent Communication

Ms. Crossley prefers to be directly involved in every aspect of her client’s matter and feels that communication is the foundation of any successful attorney-client relationship.  She works with each client directly providing legal advice and guidance tailored to their specific case.

Honest Expertise

Ms. Crossley has practiced exclusively in the Delaware Family Law arena for over 19 years. She handles a wide variety of Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Alimony and other Family Law matters ranging from the mediation of small disputes to complex Divorce, Custody and Support litigation.

Mindful Mediation

Ms. Crossley has recently added Mediation to her practice to accommodate clients who are looking for an alternative to the adversarial nature of traditional Divorce, Custody and Support litigation. Marie works out of the Centreville, Delaware office at MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

Speaking Engagements

Conference Name

Current Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Family Law Topics

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section monthly meeting

Guest Lecturer Mediation and Negotiation

Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Law Day at A.I. Dupont High School

Fundamentals of Family Law

Pro Se Divorce Seminar

Title

Mediation

Custody and Visitation

Family Law Mediation

Mediation for Professionals

Divorce Litigation

Family Law

Equality for All: The Emancipation Proclamation and Brown v. Board of Education

Family Law Moderator

Divorce

Date

2018

2016

2016

2014

2014

2014

2013

2004

2003

Associations

Association Name

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Delaware State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Delaware Volunteer Legal Services

Delaware Victims Advocacy Project

Melson-Arsht American Inn of Court

Position Name

Vice Chair

Member

Pro Bono Attorney

Pro Bono Attorney

Member

Duration

2018 – Present

2002 – Present

2002 – Present

2002 – Present

2001 – Present

Publications

Publication Name

MacElree Harvey Blog

MacElree Harvey News

MacElree Harvey Blog

Date

2018

2017

2015

Education

School Name

Villanova University School of Law

Washington and Jefferson College

Degree

JD – Juris Doctor

BA – Bachelor of Arts

Graduated

2001

1998

Speaking Engagements

Conference Name

Current Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Continuing Legal Education Seminar on Family Law Topics

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section monthly meeting

Guest Lecturer Mediation and Negotiation

Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Law Day at A.I. Dupont High School

Fundamentals of Family Law

Pro Se Divorce Seminar

Title

Mediation

Custody and Visitation

Family Law Mediation

Mediation for Professionals

Divorce Litigation

Family Law

Equality for All: The Emancipation Proclamation and Brown v. Board of Education

Family Law Moderator

Divorce

Date

2018

2016

2016

2014

2014

2014

2013

2004

2003

Awards

Cases

Clients