Court of Chancery

Court of Chancery Courtroom

Who We

Are


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.

History

A short history of the Court of Chancery, which dates back to 1792.

Jurisdiction

Detailed description of the legal jurisdiction of the Court.

Judicial Officers

Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.

Chancery Opinions & Orders

Latest and archived decisions by the Court.

Rules & Amendments

Rules and recent amendments governing Court procedures.
 Standing Order No. 10 , effective July 27, 2022 New
  Rule Amendments 175 and 178, effective May 19, 2022
  New Rule 178B, effective May 4, 2022

Court Costs & Filing Fees

List of fees and charges.

Information &

Services


All filings in civil actions in the Court of Chancery must be electronically filed through File & ServeXpress by an attorney licensed to practice in Delaware. If you have not yet retained Delaware counsel or are self-represented, please contact the Register in Chancery at 302-255-0544 for guidance on alternate methods for submitting filings to the Court of Chancery.
Learn more about the Guardianship Process in Delaware

Guardianship

In the Court of Chancery a guardian is a person appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of a person with a disability.

Learn More About the Guardianship Process in Delaware.

Litigants with after hours or holiday emergency filings for Guardianships that need immediate Court attention should contact the Court by email at Chancery_Guardianship_Emergency_Filings@delaware.gov. Someone will be in contact with you.
News and information for the media

For the Media

Guidelines for Use of Laptops in the Courtroom.

Court of Chancery Calendar.

Docket Information - Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress.

View the latest news.

Court Resources and Contact Information

Court Resources

Contact information and requirements for Special Process Servers.

Reserve one of our Conference Rooms for your next meeting.

Mediation Guidelines - information on Voluntary Mediation in the Court of Chancery.

Request transcripts - contacts and costs.

Clerkships at the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Internships at the Delaware Court of Chancery.



Court

Locations


The Court of Chancery has offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County. The addresses and phone numbers for each location are listed below.


Leonard L. Williams
Justice Center

500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-255-0544
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Kent County
Courthouse

414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

302-735-1930
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Court of Chancery
Courthouse

34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947

302-856-5777
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Register of

Wills


The Register of Wills is responsible for assisting individuals and attorneys with the probate process and maintains records relating to estates. The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery and has an office in each county of the state.

New Castle County Office

Kent County Office

Sussex County Office