The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020 in observance of Good Friday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Delaware Court facilities ordered closed to the public until April 15, 2020. Read more...

Family Court has issued Standing Order #2 regarding Filings during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Read more...

Family Court COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions. View here.

Family Court's a statement on the impact of the State of Emergency on Family Court custody and visitation orders. View statement.

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Recent News


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Recent News Date
Delaware Family Court details procedures during COVID-19 restrictions 03/23/2020
Delaware Family Court to begin publishing opinions online 09/15/2016
El Tribunal de Familia del Estado Delaware explica en detalle los procedimientos durante las restricciones del COVID-19 03/23/2020
Family Court Judge performs ceremonial “swearing in” of Pleasantville Elementary Safety Patrol 10/12/2018
Family Court Observes National Adoption Day 02/16/2016
Family Court Selected by National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges 01/27/2014
Family Court’s Michelle Hoffman recognized by DSBA 01/07/2020
Follow up on precautionary closure of Georgetown Family Court Courthouse - Employee found not to have COVID-19 03/20/2020
In Memoriam The Honorable Alan N. Cooper 10/19/2015
In Memoriam: Judge William Nicholas 06/28/2017
Investiture Ceremony for Commissioner Bernard Pepukay to be Held on July 22, 2008 07/14/2008
Judge Aida Waserstein Receives the John H. Mathis Trailblazer Award 08/10/2006
Michelle Hoffman named as Family Court Administrator 02/18/2020
Sussex County Family Court Courthouse closed for decontamination as precautionary measure 03/20/2020
The Honorable Angela Fowler Takes the Oath of Office for Commissioner of the Family Court of Delaware 04/11/2014
The Honorable Craig R. Fitzgerald takes the Oath of Office as a Commissioner of the Delaware Family Court 09/15/2017
The Honorable Gretchen C. Gilchrist takes the Oath of Office as a Commissioner of the Delaware Family Court 11/18/2016
The Honorable James G. McGiffin, Jr. takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Delaware Family Court 10/24/2016
The Honorable Janell S. Ostroski takes the Oath of Office for Judge of the Delaware Family Court 07/22/2016
The Honorable Jennifer Ranji Takes the Oath of Office for Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware 11/24/2015
The Honorable Louann Vari takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Delaware Family Court 07/29/2016
The Honorable Mary S. Much takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Delaware Family Court 05/02/2017
The Honorable Michael W. Arrington takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Delaware Family Court 07/26/2019
The Honorable Natalie J. Haskins Takes the Oath of Office for Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware 01/22/2016
The Honorable Samantha J. Lukoff takes the Oath of Office as a Commissioner of the Delaware Family Court 03/09/2018