Delaware Courts are in Phase Two of the reopening plan as of June 15, 2020, allowing the public to return to court facilities. 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.

Family Court Governance


Geographic Organization


The Family Court is a unified statewide Court with branches in New Castle County at Wilmington, Kent County at Dover, and Sussex County at Georgetown.

The Administrative Offices are located on the third floor of the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington.


Unit Structure


There is a Director of Court Operations for each county.

Each of the three court branches consist of the same basic unit structure and major functional areas. These are:

  • Judges' and Commissioners' Units
  • Case Processing
  • Records
  • Intake Services
  • Diversion Services
  • Security

The Administration Office is headed by the Court Administrator and supports the efforts of court operations in the following areas:

  • Operations
  • Fiscal Services
  • Human Resources
  • Special Court Services
  • Case Processing
  • Legal Affairs