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.
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Delaware - Statewide Self Help and Legal ResearchCourt Rules
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.Administrative Office of the Courts
View information about the administrative division of the Delaware judicial system.Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about the Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which includes arbitration and mediation and can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to additional information about the program, lists of arbitrators and mediators, motion schedules, and forms are included.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, 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.Electronic Filing
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.Civil Case Process Videos
View a series of short videos about the civil case process in Delaware courts, designed for parties representing themselves.Delaware Drug Court
View information about the Delaware Drug Court, a program of the Superior Court that can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.Mental Health Court
View information about Mental Health Court, a program of the Superior Court that can set up a treatment program for some criminal defendants on probation who have a 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.Superior Court Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms commonly used in Superior Court.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.Delaware Code
Search the Delaware Code (statutes) by keyword in the index of titles online.
Delaware Multiple County Self Help and Legal ResearchChild 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 - Self Help and Legal Research ResourcesKent County Wills, Estates, and Probate
View information about wills, estates, and probate from the Kent County Register of Wills Office.
New Castle County - Self Help and Legal Research ResourcesNew 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 - Self Help and Legal Research ResourcesSussex County Wills, Estates, and Probate
View information about wills, estates, and probate from the Sussex County Register of Wills Office.