In Delaware, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and an appellate court. The Delaware Supreme Court is the sole appellate court, responsible for appeals from the lower courts.
Limited jurisdiction courts include Justice of the Peace Courts, which handle civil cases under $15,000, landlord-tenant matters, traffic & ordinance violations, misdemeanors, and non-felony motor vehicle cases. The Court of Common Pleas handles civil cases up to $50,000, non-drug misdemeanors, motor vehicle offenses & felony preliminary hearings, appeals from Justice of the Peace Courts.
Family Courts handle family & juvenile matters such as divorces, adoptions, child support, child neglect, juvenile delinquency, and protection orders.
The Superior Court is the general jurisdiction trial court that handles civil cases of any size, felonies, drug offenses, and appeals from lower courts. The Court of Chancery handles equity matters involving corporations, trusts, estates, commercial & contract cases.
Use the resources below to access Supreme, Superior, Chancery, Court of Common Pleas, Probate, Bankruptcy, and U.S. District federal court records in Delaware.
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