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.
A short history of the Court of Chancery, which dates back to 1792.
Detailed description of the legal jurisdiction of the Court.
Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.
Latest and archived decisions by the Court.
List of fees and charges.
Attorneys and Litigants
Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery
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.
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.
(2023 Sept 25) Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick today signed an order adopting amendments to Court of Chancery Rules 7, 10, 17 through 25, and 171. This group of amendments is the first installment of a larger effort to update, modernize, and improve the Court of Chancery’s Rules. The Court anticipates completing the project in 2025 but will publish the amendments in a series of tranches to minimize delay in providing the benefits of the amendments.
For information regarding Civil Action No. 2023-0215-MTZ, In Re AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, please call 302-255-2000.
(2023 Aug 15) Chancellor Kathaleen St. J. McCormick has taken time off for surgery on her spine. The Court of Chancery anticipates the Chancellor returning to her duties by the end of September 2023. Court operations are not expected to be unduly affected by the Chancellor’s absence. In general, all matters that the Chancellor took under advisement prior to her leave will be resolved on a slightly extended timeline. Cases that are lacking urgency will remain on the Chancellor’s docket and will be monitored by the Chancellor’s colleagues. Pressing matters will be reassigned to other judicial officers as the need arises. All parties involved in cases that are reassigned will be notified by the court.
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
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Court of Chancery
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
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.