New Castle County, Delaware Divorce Records

Divorce records will give you a variety of details and information about a couple. You will find information regarding the following topics and agreements: spousal support, child custody, child support, distribution of debt, and distribution of property. This is important because it keeps both parties on the same page. A divorce is not final until both parties sign the divorce papers and agree to the terms and conditions of the divorce.

There are many kinds of divorce: no-fault divorce, uncontested divorce, collaborative divorce, electronic divorce, at-fault divorce, summary divorce, and mediated divorce. The complete process to obtaining a divorce can be read online at the following website: http://courts.delaware.gov/Help/Divorce/index.stm.

Requirements to File for Divorce in Delaware

Delaware law says that either one of you must be a resident in order to be able to file for a divorce; you or your spouse must have lived within the state’s borders for six months or more before filing for a divorce. You will also need to be separated from your spouse before filing for divorce in Delaware; you cannot share a bedroom nor have sexual relations with your spouse while you are separated. If you have children in the marriage who are between the ages of 8 and 16, you must attend a Parent Education Class before the divorce is granted.

According to the Delaware Health Statistics Office, New Castle County had 1,771 divorces in 2007, as you can see at http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/hp/files/m_d07.pdf.  When the survey first started in 1987, New Castle County had 1,729 divorces for that year.

New Castle County Divorce Record Requests – Local Requests

To request a copy of a divorce record, you will need to visit the Family Court where the divorce was finalized. In New Castle County, you can go to:

New Castle County Family Court
New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street, Wilmington DE 19801
Phone: 302-255-0300

Include your notarized signature, your name, and date of birth with the divorce record request. The fee for a certified copy is $4 and $1 for a non-certified divorce record. Archived divorce records are $25.  


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