CHAPTER 73

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 238

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 9, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, TO CLARIFY AND REFINE THE DEFINITION OF FAMILY AS SAID WORD IS USED WITHIN THE FAMILY COURT ACT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Subdivision (9) of Section 901, Chapter 9, Title 10, Delaware Code, by striking subdivision (9) in Rs entirety and substituting a new subdivision (9) in lieu thereof to read as follows:

"(9) 'Family' means husband and wife; a man and woman cohabiting in a home in which there is a child of either or both; custodian and child; or any group of persons related by blood or marriage who are residing in one home under one head or where one is related to the other by any of the following degrees of relationship, both parties being residents of this State:

1. Mother;

2. Father;

3. Mother-in-law;

4. Father-in-law;

5. Brother;

6. Sister;

7. Brother-in-law;

8. Sister-in-law;

9. Son;

10. Daughter;

11. Son-in-law;

12. Daughter-in-law;

13. Grandfather;

14. Grandmother;

15. Grandson;

16. Granddaughter;

17. Stepfather;

18. Stepmother.

The relationships referred to in this definition include blood relationships without regard to legitimacy and relationships by adoption."

Approved June 30, 1981.