My name is Tabatha Castro, Esquire. I’m a Delaware and New Jersey lawyer. For years I have read other law blogs and thought it would be great to start my own, but I wanted to make it unique, informative and attractive. I instantly knew I wanted to talk about divorces, particularly in Delaware. Our laws are very unique and we are a small but dynamic State. I wanted the readers to become knowledgeable about our legal processes and at the same time feel confident and prepared when appearing before a Delaware Judge or Commissioner.
I also contemplated having someone co-write this blog. I wanted our readers to have the benefit of a male perspective and so I asked my colleague, Andrew Gonser, Esquire, who graciously agreed to start this adventure with me. We call it Delaware’s Divorce Blog “For Better or Worse.”
Tabatha L. Castro, Esq.
Recognized by Delaware Today Magazine as one of the “Latinos to Watch”.
Born to Puerto Rican parents, Tabatha L. Castro, is a Latina attorney licensed to practice in the states of Delaware and New Jersey. She is the managing attorney of The Castro Firm, a minority-owned business offering legal services and expertise in the areas of real estate law, business law, family law, personal injury, workers’ compensation and wills.
Tabatha is a graduate of the University at Buffalo where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Legal Studies and Latin American Studies. She then went on to pursue her Master of Science degree from Buffalo State College in 1999. Ms. Castro attended Widener University School of Law and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society’s Executive Board. She also founded and became the President of the Latin American Law Student Association.
After receiving her Juris Doctorate degree in 2002, Ms. Castro worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz & Bhaya.
Ms. Castro is a Board Member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, Delaware. She was appointed by Mayor James Baker, Mayor of the City of Wilmington, to serve as co-chairperson for the Wilmington HOPE Commission in an effort to decrease crime and violence in the City of Wilmington. Tabatha was honored at the Wilmington Awards ceremony on October 4, 2006 for her personal achievements, which strengthen the beautiful and historic City of Wilmington.Ms. Castro was subsequently employed by the regional insurance defense firm of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin as an associate attorney specializing in the area of workers’ compensation. Currently, Tabatha specializes in real estate, injury and domestic cases, corporations and wills. She is most proud that she is able to perform her real estate settlements in Spanish, so that her clients feel comfortable and understand the transactions that are ensuing.
University at Buffalo, B.A. Legal Studies, B.A. Latin American Studies
Buffalo State College, Master of Science, Criminal Justice
Widener University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Board Member of the Latin American Community Center
Hispanic Business Association, Steering Committee Member
American Bar Association
Delaware State Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar Association
President, National Association of Professional Women (Wilmington Chapter)
Legislative Chair, Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section, DSBA
Board Member, Delaware Bar Association
Board Member, United Way of Delaware
Lambda Phi Delta, Latina Sorority, Inc.
Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Fraternity
Andrew W. Gonser, Esq.
Drew is a partner in the law firm of Gonser and Gonser in Wilmington. He is experienced in all aspects of Family Court matters from divorce, property division, custody and visitation, to paternity issues, guardianships and adoptions. He currently serves as Chair of the Family Law Section of the Bar Association and was Voted 2012 Top Family Law Attorney in Delaware Today.
For two years while working on his law degree at Widener University School of Law, he was on the school’s law journal, Delaware Corporate Law. After graduating cum laude in 2004, he clerked for the Honorable Jan Jurden, Delaware Superior Court. He also was a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Honorable Sue L. Robinson. He is admitted to practice in all Delaware Courts, the U.S. District Court (Delaware), and the U.S. Supreme Court.
His undergraduate degree is in English from the University of Delaware, where he received the Division I Men’s Soccer Letterman’s Award.
Drew is actively engaged in legal and non-legal activities. He is a volunteer attorney for the LegalSelf-HelpCenter and volunteers as a Guardian ad Litem for children in Delaware’s foster care system. He also is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association and the Melson-Arsht Inns of Court.
Mr. Gonser resides in Wilmington with his Wife and five children.