(a) Termination. — Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, DSCYF custody of a child terminates:

(1) Upon the child’s death;

(2) Upon adoption of the child;

(3) When the child reaches the age of majority;

(4) Upon the granting of a guardianship petition pursuant to Chapter 23 of this title; or

(5) As otherwise ordered by the Court.

Terms Used In Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 2513

  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.

(b) Modification. — Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, a DSCYF custody order may be modified at any time. In making a determination to modify the order the Court shall apply the best interests of the child standard and Chapter 7A and § 728(d)-(f) of this title, if applicable.

(c) Rescission. — Except as otherwise specified in this chapter, DSCYF custody may be rescinded upon a judicial determination that the child is no longer dependent, neglected or abused in the parent’s care. The Court may rescind custody to the original custodial arrangement between the parents or an alternative custodial arrangement as determined by the Court to be in the child’s best interests.

77 Del. Laws, c. 43, § 10.;