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If you’re interested in learning more about Delaware divorce laws, you will find additional information, links and resources below. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but it will point you in various directions that your own research could take, including the applicable statutes in the Delaware Code. You might also simply decide to consult a Delaware attorney specializing in divorce law.


Delaware Divorce Resources:

Delaware Commission for Women, Do-It-Yourself Divorce: The Delaware Commission for Women provides pro se divorce seminars for free to the public. This link takes you to the Delaware Commission for Women website, where you will find information on upcoming seminar dates and locations, as well as useful information on the pro se (do-it-yourself) divorce, domestic violence prevention in many varied contexts, and more. The site is operated by the Delaware state government.

Delaware Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for Delaware domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to Delaware resources for legal aid, legal forms, Delaware attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more.

Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement: This state-run website provides information to families seeking to obtain and/or enforce orders for child support in accordance with court orders. In addition to guidelines, payment information and calculators, and legal rights information, the site also contains links to paternity information, parental location services, data specific to those serving in the military, and data for the noncustodial parent designed to facilitate his or her paying of the child support in a correct and timely manner.

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Delaware Family Law Statutes:

Delaware Legal Separation: 13-1505

Delaware Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 13-1505
Residency/Where to File:  13-1504, 13-1507
Simplified or Special Procedures: 13-1508
Divorce Mediation: 13-1507, 13-1517
Annulment: 13-1506

Delaware Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 13-1513
Spousal Support: 13-1512

Delaware Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 13-722
Child Support: 13-501, 13-514

Delaware Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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How a Family Lawyer Can Help

Delaware Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce. – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Delaware Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Delaware Divorce laws you’re looking for: 

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