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Superior Court Amends Civil Rule 107 Regarding Briefs

The Superior Court recently announced amendments to Superior Court Civil Rule 107 regarding briefs. The amendments include changes to Rule 107(b) and (h), as well as the adoption of Rule 107(j) and Form 48. Of note, the...more

The Examination Of A Child In A Protection From Abuse Hearing

Governor John Carney recently signed House Bill 141 into law. The Bill amends Section 1042 of Title 10 of the Delaware Code regarding protection from abuse proceedings by creating a new subsection (f). This subsection...more

Supreme Court Addresses The Application Of A Rebuttable Presumption

The Sex Offenders Act is found in Chapter 7A of Title 13 of the Delaware Code. Section 724A of the Sex Offenders Act imposes a rebuttable presumption “that no sex offender shall be awarded sole or joint custody of any child,...more

Pet Advocates – Lessons From Connecticut

Prior blog posts have focused on child advocates who work to protect the best interests of children. A Connecticut law, the first of its kind, expands that idea and provides animals with court-appointed advocates to...more

6/5/2017  /  Animal Cruelty

Family Court Releases Electronic Order Request Forms

Family Court has not yet moved to the electronic filing system used by other Delaware Courts. However, effective today, June 1, 2017, attorneys and litigants in Family Court may request to receive orders issued in all their...more

6/2/2017  /  Email , Family Courts

The Fight For Legal Services Corporation

Describing the value of legal services, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan once said, "As a society, we do not do nearly as well as we ought to in enabling low-income, and for that matter middle-income, Americans to...more

Don’t Forget To Celebrate – May Is National Foster Care Month

By the President of the United States of America- A Proclamation- During the month of May, we observe National Foster Care Month and we celebrate those who have opened their homes and their hearts to children in...more

Court Appointed Special Advocates Needed!

Prior posts have addressed the important role of child advocates in Family Court. CASAs, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are one example of the wonderful advocates who volunteer their time to represent Delaware’s...more

5/15/2017  /  Foster Children
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