The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and Court 7 (Kent County) will remain open 24 hours and Justice of the Peace Court 3 (Sussex County) will be open from 6AM-Midnight (no new cases after 11PM).

Guardianship

Court of Chancery Guardian


In the Court of Chancery, a Guardian is a person appointed by the Court to make medical and/or financial decisions for a person with a disability. There are three types of guardianships: Guardianship of an adult person, guardianship of an adult person's property and guardianship of the property of a minor child who is under eighteen.

Please use the resources below and on the forms page to learn more about Guardianship in the Court of Chancery.

Petitioning Attorneys' Fee Request and Notice to Interested Parties

In adult guardianship cases filed in the Court of Chancery, if the petitioner seeks Court approval to pay the petitioner's attorneys' fees from a person with an alleged disability's assets, the affidavit of fees must be sent to all interested parties and a certificate of service must be filed with the Court. If the payment of attorneys' fees is approved by the Court, but the affidavit is not sent to interested parties at least 13 days before the final order is signed by the Court, language will be added to the final order stating the attorneys' fees may be paid if no objection is filed with the Court within 13 days after notice was sent.

Brochures and Resources

Court Petition Packs and Forms