CHAPTER 236

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 272

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO FAMILY COURT JURISDICTION AND POWERS.

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

Section 1. Amend § 921, Title 10 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 921. Exclusive original civil jurisdiction.

The Court shall have exclusive original civil jurisdiction in all proceedings in this State concerning:

(14) Petitions by persons formerly married to each other seeking an interest in or disposition of jointly titled real property, acquired during their marriage where such property was not disposed of (i) by agreement of the parties, or (ii) by virtue of ancillary proceedings pursuant to § 1513 of Title 13. In dividing said property the Family Court shall apply equitable principles unless there is a written agreement signed by the parties regarding the disposition of said property. Unless there is a written agreement signed by the parties the Family Court shall not consider the factors enumerated in § 1513 of Title 13. This paragraph shall apply to all actions filed after July 11, 1989;

Approved May 19, 2016