Of Marriage and Divorce.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 221, VOLUME 24 OF THE LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT REGULATING ANNULMENT OF MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE."
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Section i of Chapter 221, Volume 24 of the Laws of Delaware, entitled "An Act Regulating Annulment of Marriage and Divorce," be and the same is hereby amended by striking out of said section paragraph "(f)" and paragraph "(g)" being the last two paragraphs of said section.
Section 2. That Section 3 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by inserting therein, after paragraph (f) of said Section the following words:
"(g) At the suit of the wife when she was under the age of sixteen years at the time of the marriage, unless such marriage be confirmed by her after arriving at such age.
(h) At the suit of the husband when he was under the age of eighteen at the time of the marriage, unless such marriage be confirmed by him after arriving at such age."
Section 3. That Section 12 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto, after the period at the end of said Section, the following words:
"The Court, in the execution of the powers conferred by this Court may Act, may employ such compulsory process as it may deem proper."
Section 4. That Section 16 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word "bonds" in the third line of said Section and inserting in lieu thereof the word "bounds."
Section 5. That Section 18 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words "in all cases be public" after the word "shall" in the third line of said Section, and inserting in lieu thereof the following words "be public; provided that, for reasons appearing sufficient to the Court, the hearing and trials may be had before the Court privately in chambers."
Section 6. That Section 22 of said Act be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following words:
"The costs in every case, including the fee for the services of an attorney when assigned by the Court, shall be taxed by the Court at the time of granting the decree nisi or dismissing by the court the petition and made payable as the Court shall adjudge, and Power to the Court shall have power to enforce the payment of said costs by attachment process."
Approved April 7, A. D. 1909.