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.

Answer to Petition for Custody Instruction Packet



You should use Answer to Petition for Custody Instruction Packet if you would like to file an Answer in response to a Petition for Custody. Do NOT use this packet if you are filing an initial Petition for Custody.

Answer to Custody Instruction Packet

Answer Forms:

Below are links to the forms that are described in the Answer to Petition for Custody Instruction Packet. Fill out and file the forms listed below. Do NOT file the forms that are in the Instruction Packet. The forms in the instruction packet are simply to help you understand how to fill out the real forms below. Read the instructions and sample forms in the Instruction Packet carefully BEFORE completing each of the forms below.

Several of the forms may be filled in online and then printed to be filed. If you do not fill out the forms on the computer, write neatly in blue or black ink.

Answer

Custody Separate Statement

Information Sheet

Waiver of Rights Under the Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act

Motion for Continuance