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
Updated Bail for Family Court cases may be posted Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm at any of the Family Court locations. . Please call Family Court prior to appearing at the location so that we will be prepared when you arrive: New Castle County, Kent County, Sussex County.
Family Court Orders Relating to COVID-19
|06-30-2020||Family Court has issued Standing Order #3 Regarding Civil Filing By Email During and After the COVID-19 State of Emergency New|
|06-30-2020||Family Court announced the addition of Rule 79.2 to the Family Court Rules of Civil Procedure in relation to filing in civil cases by email. View the Order Adding Rule 79.2 to the Family Court Rules of Civil Procedure, effective July 1, 2020 New
|06-23-2020||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|