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Welcome to the Delaware Court of Chancery

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    The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.

    Currently the Court, through a private vendor, has made docket information and pleadings available over the internet for civil actions filed in the Court of Chancery (See File and ServeXpressPlease note: There is a charge for using File and ServeXpress. The site is not maintained by the Delaware Court of Chancery and is the responsibility of File and ServeXpress.)


Recent Amendments and Rule Changes:

newCourt of Chancery issues rule amendments and adopts operating procedures. The Court of Chancery has amended several rules to incorporate the Court’s remaining standings orders, update certain rules to reflect best practices, and clarify the Court’s procedures for cases involving trusts, estates, and adult guardianships. The revisions to the rules are effective January 1, 2015.  The Court also adopted a set of operating procedures that include requirements that could not logically or efficiently be incorporated into the Court’s rules. 
Brief summary of the revisions and a link to each new rule
New operating procedures
Press release issued by the Court


Court of Chancery issues revised rule for guardianships of minor’s property. The Court of Chancery has amended Rule 180 in conjunction with the recent amendment to 12 Del. C. § 3901 and the recent revisions to Superior Court Rule 133. Together, the amendments to Section 3901 and the revised rules reduce the need for court-appointed guardians of minors' property. In addition to establishing the monetary threshold below which a guardian need not be appointed, the revised rule also establishes a procedure for petitions to appoint a limited guardian or a plenary guardian of a minor’s property, explains the notice and consent provisions required for such petitions, and lists the necessary exhibits that must accompany a petition. The revisions to Rule 180 are effective September 19, 2014.

Court of Chancery Updates Testamentary Trust Accounting Procedures. 12 Del. C  § 3521 has been amended to allow trusts beneficiaries to waive the need for future judicial accountings.  On all existing testamentary trust cases, if waivers cannot be obtained, any pleadings or accountings filed after July 1, 2014 must be electronically filed using File and Serve Xpress.



      

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Guidelines
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Operating Procedures
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Best Practices
for persons filing civil action cases in the Court
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Mediation
Mediation Guideline Pamphlet
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Rules
Rules and rule amendments
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Court hours and locations
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Court Costs
Court fees and charges
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Opinions
Database of Court opinions
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Court of Chancery Guidelines for Use of Laptops by the Media.
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The Court of Chancery will now permit members of the media to bring laptops into Chancery courtrooms for note taking purposes only, upon approval. Click here to read the Guidelines and submit an authorization form.