CHAPTER 209 - LEGAL SETTLEMENT

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ACQUIRING OF A LEGAL SETTLEMENT IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. Any person of the age of twenty-one years, being a citizen of this or any other of the United States, and who has lived for two successive years in the State, and for the purpose of determining settlement in any County of the State, has lived for one year in such county, and who has during that time maintained himself and his family, shall be held to have acquired a legal settlement therein.

Section 2. A married woman shall follow and have the settlement of her husband, if he has any within the State; and otherwise her own at the time of marriage, if she then had any, shall not be lost or suspended by the marriage.

Section 3. Legitimate children shall follow and have the settlement of their father, if he has any within the State, until they gain a settlement of their own; but if he had none, they shall, in like manner follow and have the settlement of their mother, if she has any.

Section 4. Illegitimate children shall follow and have the settlement of their mother at the time of their birth, if she then has any within the State; but neither legitimate or illegitimate children shall gain a settlement by birth in the County where they may be born; if neither of their parents then has a settlement therein.

Approved May 3, 1935.