OF GUARDIANS AND WARDS.
AN ACT RELATING TO GUARDIANS OF MINORS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That all Guardians' accounts shall be filed with, and settled and be adjusted and settled by the Orphans' Court by which such guardians were appointed.
Section 2. That the Clerks of the Orphans' Courts for the several counties shall procure and keep suitable books in which they shall record all accounts and settlements of guardians as the same shall be passed by the Court, and also index books in which they shall keep direct and indirect indexes of all such accounts and settlements; and such records or duly certified copies thereof shall be competent evidence.
Section 3. That the Clerks of the Orphans' Courts shall receive for the services required of them by this act the same compensation as is or may be allowed by law to the Register of Wills for like services in respect to accounts and settlements of executors and administrators and releases; and such compensation shall be paid out of the estate to which such services relate.
Section 4. Exceptions to guardians' accounts, settled and filed in the Orphans' Court, shall be received, heard and determined by the Superior Court for the same county, whose decision thereon shall be final.
Section 5. That any release, acquittance or receipt, executed under hand and seal by any person of full age to any guardian, and acknowledged before any clerk of the Orphans' Court, or before any officer authorized to take acknowledgements of deeds to be recorded in this State, shall, upon being delivered to the Clerk of the Orphans' Court by which such guardian was appointed, be by him recorded in a book for that purpose, which shall have direct and indirect indexes; and such records or duly certified copies thereof shall be competent evidence.
Such acknowledgements may be in the form prescribed by Section 51 of Chapter 89 of the Revised Code.
Section 6. That the Levy Courts of the several counties shall pay the cost of all books and records which the said clerks are by this act required to procure or keep.
Section 7. That the Register of Wills of the several counties are hereby required to deliver to the Clerk of the Orphans' Courts of the several counties all guardians' accounts and all records thereof and all indexes of such records, now in the custody of such Registers, and thereafter such Clerks of the Orphans' Court shall be the custodian of such accounts, records and indexes.
Section 8. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.
Approved March 31, A. D. 1903.