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.

Protection From Abuse (PFA) Forms

Below is a listing of and links to blank forms that are necessary in filing for Protection From Abuse (PFA). They are separated into two categories:

Required Forms or Situational Forms
The forms listed under "Required Forms" MUST be submitted in order for your filing to be accepted by the Court.
The forms listed under "Situational Forms" should only be filed if your circumstances match those described.

All forms are provided in Microsoft Word (.doc) format. If you do not own Microsoft Word or the Microsoft Office Suite, you may want to consider downloading Open Office, free of charge, from the

If you are not able to determine which forms you need to file, please review Understanding the PFA Process, visit the Family Court Resource Center in your County, or consider contacting an attorney. ALL Pro Se litigants are encouraged to review Understanding the PFA Process while preparing their filing.

Required Forms

Situational Forms

(Please review all forms and scenarios)
  • Affidavit of Unknown Address (Form 241)
    This form should be filed if you do not know where the Respondent(s) live
  • Affidavit for Emergency Expedited Hearing (Form 656)
    This form is filed to request that the Court place your pleading for an Order for Protection from Abuse on an expedited calendar
  • Affidavit for PFA Exparte Order (Form 654)
    • This form is filed to request an immediate hearing with the Court (occurring either the same day or the following day)
    • If an Ex Parte order is granted, it will remain in effect until the date o your full PFA hearing
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