CHAPTER 210 - DIVORCE

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF HEALTH TO COLLECT, RECEIVE AND KEEP CERTAIN DATA RELATING TO DIVORCES GRANTED 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. The State Board of Health is hereby authorized and directed to collect, receive, file and keep the following information relating to divorces granted in this State, whether the same be a divorce from the bonds of matrimony, or divorce a vinculo matrimonii, or from bed and board, or divorce a mensa et thoro:

(a) The name and address of the person filing the petition. If the Plaintiff be a female, her maiden name if available should be given.

(b) The name and address of the defendant. If the defendant be a female, her maiden name should be given if available.

(c) The Court and the County wherein such decree is granted.

(d) The term and number of the case.

(e) The cause or ground upon which such decree was granted.

(f) The date of the granting of the decree.

(g) Whether such decree is final or nisi.

(h) Data concerning any subsequent decrees, together with the date of making such subsequent decree or decrees.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of any Clerk, Prothonotary, or Register of any Court of this State wherein any decree nisi or any final decree in divorce has been granted to report the data required in Section 1 of this Act to the Board of Health of the State of Delaware, upon forms to be supplied by the Board of Health of the State of Delaware within thirty days next after the entry of any decree nisi or final decree in divorce.

Approved March 20, 1935.