Court of Chancery

Who We

Are

The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.

   History

   Jurisdiction

   Judicial Officers

   Rules & Amendments


Court Locations


New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-255-0544
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Court of Chancery Courthouse
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-5777
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Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
302-735-1930
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News, Amendments and

Recent Rules

The Court of Chancery is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph R. Slights III as a Vice Chancellor. Governor Jack Markell appointed Slights to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Vice Chancellor John Noble in February of this year. Vice Chancellor Slights was confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 2016 and was sworn in on March 28, 2016. Read more...

The Court of Chancery is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Zurn as a Master in Chancery. Ms. Zurn comes to the Court of Chancery from her position as a Deputy Attorney General at the Delaware Department of Justice, where she has worked since 2009. Read more...


Attorney & Litigant

Services






For the

Media

Use of Laptops in the Courtroom
Guidelines & authorization form for use of laptops by the media.


Use of Laptops in the Courtroom

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Court of Chancery Calendar
Take a look at our schedule of trials and other Court related happenings.


Court of Chancery Calendar

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Public Information & News
Up to date information relating to the Court of Chancery.


Public Information & News

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Chancery Opinions & Orders
Explanations of court rulings by the Delaware Chancery chancellors.


Chancery Opinions & Orders

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Register of Wills


The Register of Wills Office assists families and attorneys in obtaining the necessary documents to transfer the assets of a deceased person. Each county in Delaware has a designated person and office that provides this valuable service. The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery.

New Castle County Office

Kent County Office

Sussex County Office


Register of Wills

Docket Information

Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress – note there is a fee for this service, which is provided and maintained by an outside vendor. Civil action filings can be viewed free of charge at the Register in Chancery office in New Castle, Kent or Sussex County.


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