CHAPTER 288

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 320

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 13 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DIVORCE AND ANNULMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend Section 1503, Title 13 of the Delaware Code by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 1503. Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, unless the context indicates differently:

(6) "Misconduct" means conduct so destructive of the marriage relation that petitioner cannot reasonably be expected to continue in that relation; and "misconduct" includes, as examples, adultery, bigamy, conviction of a crime the sentence for which might be incarceration for 1 or more years, repeated physical or oral abuse directed against petitioner or children living in the home, desertion, homosexuality, lesbianism, wilful refusal to perform marriage obligations, contracting venereal disease, habitual intemperance, habitual use of illegal drugs or other incapacitating substances and/or other serious offenses destructive of the marriage relation.

Approved June 28, 2016