Delaware Courts are in a modified Phase Three of the reopening plan as of October 5, 2020, allowing jury trials to resume. Learn more about the public reopening plan.

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.

For information on Family Court’s Standing Orders, Frequently Asked Questions, and information related to the impact of the COVID-19 State of Emergency on custody/visitation orders and parent education classes, please visit the Family Court’s COVID-19 Information and Resources page.

Frequently Asked Questions






Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions
3rd Party / Grandparent Visitation - A Guide to 3rd Party and Grandparent Visitation in the Family Court
Adoption - A Guide to Adoption in the Family Court
Adult Adoption - A Guide to Adult Adoption in the Family Court
Adult Expungement
Alternative Dispute Resolution - A Guide to ADR in the Family Court
Alternative Dispute Resolution (Spanish)
Ancillary Financial Disclosure Report - A Guide to the Ancillary Financial Disclosure Report in the Family Court
Appointment of Guardians ad Litem for Child Litigants
Arbitration - A Guide to Arbitration in the Family Court
Arraignments - A Guide to Arraignments in Family Court
Arraignments (Spanish)
Change of Address - A Guide to Changing Your Address in the Family Court
Child Protection Registry - A Guide to the Child Protection Registry
Child Protection Registry (Spanish)
Child Support
Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program
Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (Spanish)
Civil Filing by Email
Civil Filing by Email (Spanish)
Confidential Address - A Guide to Confidential Addresses in the Family Court
Consent to Terminate Parental Rights - A Guide to Consenting to Terminate Parental Rights in the Family Court
Custody - A Guide to Custody in the Family Court
Custody Modification - A Guide to Custody Modification in the Family Court
Dismissals - A Guide to Dismissals in the Family Court
Egress Switch Recipient Guide - State of Delaware
Electronic Copies of Court Hearings - A Guide to Electronic Copies of Court Hearings in the Family Court
Expungement of a Juvenile Record-A Guide to Expungement of a Juvenile Record in the Family Court
Foreign Adoption - A Guide to Certifying Foreign Adoption in the Family Court
Guardianship - A Guide to Guardianship in the Family Court
Mediation - A Guide to Mediation in the Family Court
Mediation - A Guide to Mediation in the Family Court (Spanish)
Minor Name Change - A Guide to Minor Name Changes in the Family Court
Motions - A Guide to Motions in the Family Court
Parent Education - A Guide to Parent Education in the Family Court
Permanent Guardianship - A Guide to Permanent Guardianship in the Family Court
PFA Orders and Compliance
Preparing For Your Court Hearing
Protection from Abuse - A Guide for Protection from Abuse (Creole)
Protection from Abuse - A Guide for Protection from Abuse in Family Court
Protection from Abuse - A Guide for Protection from Abuse in Family Court (Spanish)
Registration of Foreign Custody Orders - A Guide to Registration of Foreign Custody Orders in the Family Court
Rescinding Guardianship - A Guide to Rescind Guardianship in the Family Court
Review of Commissioners Order, Re-Argument, Motion to Reopen
Spousal Support - A Guide to Spousal Support in the Family Court
Standby Guardianship - A Guide to Standby Guardianship in the Family Court
Subpoenas - A Guide to Subpoenas in the Family Court
Support Persons - A Guide to Support Persons in Private Family Court Cases
Termination of Parental Rights - A Guide to Termination of Parental Rights in the Family Court
Visitation - A Guide to Visitation in the Family Court