The spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern and has affected the daily operation of the Delaware Court system. Please find below information and resources to help you navigate the Family Court during this pandemic. Please visit the The Delaware Judicial Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for information, press release, orders, and general advisories for the Delaware State Courts.
Recent Family Court Statements
Bail for Family Court cases may be posted Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm at any of the Justice of the Peace Court locations listed below. Please call the Justice of the Peace Court prior to appearing at the location so that they will expect you and have appropriate paperwork ready.
Family Court Orders Relating to COVID-19
|04-15-2020||Parent Education Classes Now Available Online During COVID-19 Emergency|
|04-01-2020||The impact of the State of Emergency on Family Court custody and visitation orders|
|03-30-2020||Statement from Delaware Family Court on posting bail during the COVID-19 emergency|
Delaware Family Court details procedures during COVID-19 restrictions
— Family Court will continue to handle emergency requests for Protection from Abuse Orders, emergency child welfare, custody, visitation, and guardianship matters, and limited adult criminal and juvenile delinquency matters.
Contact the Domestic Violence Advocacy Program (DVAP) at 302-255-2609 for help with Protection From Abuse filings. Please review this DVAP document for more information.
El Tribunal de Familia del Estado Delaware explica en detalle los procedimientos durante las restricciones del COVID-19. — El Tribunal de Familia continuará trabajando solicitudes de emergencia para las órdenes de protección contra abuso, de bienestar infantil, custodia, visitas y asuntos de tutela, asuntos penales limitados de adultos y delincuencia juvenil.
Family Court has issued
Standing Order #2 regarding Filings during the COVID-19 State of Emergency
Family Court Frequently Asked Questions—Filing during the COVID-19 Judicial Emergency
|03-13-2020||Family Court has issued a Standing Order Concerning COVID-19 Precautionary Measures|