Delaware Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Delaware.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
Delaware - Statewide Courts Self Help
View Court Rules for all Delaware courts by court and case type. View rule amendments by amending order and date.
Legal Information and Research Resources
View the Online Citizen Help Center, which offers information about a variety of topics including civil law, family law, criminal law, traffic tickets, and appeals. Additional information is offered about legal assistance, court proceedings, fees, transcripts, records access, court hours and locations, and other topics.
The Delaware Attorney General provides information about filing a consumer complaint against a business, including an overview of the process, a complaint form, and a consumer fraud brochure.
Court Community Resources
View information about community programs including Family Court Resource Centers, landlord-tenant seminars, and divorce seminars; educational resources for educators and students; Courthouse tours, and links to additional online resources.
Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program helps parties resolve disputes without going to court. Mediation and arbitration procedures, forms, directories of arbitrators and mediators, and motion schedules are provided.
Foreclosure Mediation Program
View information about the Delaware Housing Authority's Foreclosure Mediation Program, which can set up homeowner counseling and a mediation session with the lender prior to court foreclosure.
Legal Information and Services
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware offers free legal information for civil matters. Resources including an online library of articles arranged by topic, a variety of downloadable forms, interactive Justice of the Peace Court forms, legal tips, and links to additional resources.
Community Legal Information
The Community Legal Aid Society offers downloadable pamphlets in the areas of disability, elder, poverty, and health care law, as well as links to additional information in the topic areas of tenant's rights, public benefits, domestic violence, immigration, and consumer issues.
Jurtice of the Peace Court Traffic Cases
View information about traffic case procedures in Justice of the Peace Courts, including how to plead guilty and pay your ticket without going to court.
View information about electronic filing in Courts of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Courts. Filing cases and supporting documents by parties representing themselves is permitted but not required. Registration and training with the service provider is required before using electronic filing.
Delaware Drug Court
The Delaware Drug Court offers a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse issues.
Mental Health Court
View information about Mental Health Court, a program designed to provide alternatives to criminal adjudication and incarceration for some offenders suffering from serious mental illness.
Superior Court Online Information
View the Superior Court's iCourtClerk Online Answer Desk, which provides information about Superior Court via a topic search, a browseable index, and an online question submission form.
Family Court Procedure
View information about civil and criminal procedure in Family Court, with links to additional information about mediation, arbitration, how to prepare for your hearing, answers to frequently asked questions, and a glossary of terms commonly used in Family Court.
Courts of Common Pleas Procedure
View information about civil and criminal procedure in the Courts of Common Pleas, with links to additional information about arbitration, trials, motions, how to prepare for your hearing, appeals, and a glossary of terms commonly used in Courts of Common Pleas.
Justice of the Peace Court Procedure
View information about civil, traffic, and criminal procedure in Justice of the Peace Courts, with links to additional information about filing and defending civil cases, judgments, trafic tickets, answers to frequently asked questions, and a glossary of terms commonly used in Justice of the Peace Courts.
Probation Before Judgment
View information about the Probation Before Judgment (PBJ) program in Justice of the Peace Courts, which allows some first offenders to plead guilty and be placed on probation without having a record of conviction.
Justice of the Peace Courts Legal Information
View and download memoranda on a wide variety of legal topics related to Justice of the Peace Courts. Search by keyword, or sort the list of topics alphabetically or by revision date.
Delaware Expungement Information
View information for the expungement of criminal records in Delaware state courts, including instruction sheets and relevant code sections.
Search the Delaware Code (statutes) by keyword in the index of titles online, or drill down by title to chapter to subchapter statute.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Delaware, including local housing counseling agencies, state programs, and a link to legal aid providers.
Civil Case Procedures
View instructional videos, in English or Spanish, about civil case procedures in Delaware courts.
Delaware Multiple County Courts Self Help
Child Support Information and Services
The Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement offers legal information on a variety of topics, including how to start child support, how to change a child support order, child support enforcement and paternity.
Kent County - Courts Self Help Resources
Kent County Wills, Estates, and Probate
View information about wills, estates, and probate from the Kent County Register of Wills Office.
New Castle County - Courts Self Help Resources
New Castle County Court of Common Pleas Traffic Court
View information about traffic case procedures in New Castle County Court of Common Pleas.
New Castle County Wills, Estates, and Probate
View information about wills, estates, and probate from the New Castle County Register of Wills Office.
Sussex County - Courts Self Help Resources
Sussex County Wills, Estates, and Probate
View information about wills, estates, and probate from the Sussex County Register of Wills Office.