Sections
Subchapter I General Provisions 1901 – 1912
Subchapter II Jurisdiction 1920 – 1929
Subchapter III Enforcement 1930 – 1943

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 13 > Chapter 19

  • Abandoned: means left without provision for reasonable and necessary care or supervision. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • banks: when used in this chapter, do not include such national banks, except as otherwise provided in subchapters VI and VII of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 701
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Child: means an individual who has not attained 18 years of age. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Child custody determination: means a judgment, decree or other order of a court providing for the legal custody, physical custody or visitation with respect to a child. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Child custody proceeding: means a proceeding in which legal custody, physical custody or visitation with respect to a child is an issue. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Closed end credit: means the extension of credit by a bank to a borrower pursuant to an arrangement or agreement which is not a revolving credit plan as defined in subchapter II of this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 961
  • Commencement: means the filing of the first pleading in a proceeding. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Court: means the Family Court of the State. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Director: means the Director of the Division of Public Health, or such persons as may be designated by the Director. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Division: means the Division of Public Health. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Home State: means the state in which a child lived with a parent or a person acting as a parent for at least 6 consecutive months immediately before the commencement of a child custody proceeding. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Initial determination: means the first child custody determination concerning a particular child. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Issuing court: means the court that makes a child custody determination for which enforcement is sought under this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Loan: means any single extension of closed end credit. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 961
  • minor child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Modification: means a child custody determination that changes, replaces, supersedes or is otherwise made after a previous determination concerning the same child, whether or not it is made by the court that made the previous determination. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality, public corporation, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Person acting as a parent: means a person, other than a parent, who:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902

  • Physical custody: means the physical care and supervision of a child. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services or such persons as may be designated by the Secretary. See Delaware Code Title 16 Sec. 101
  • State: means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United State Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • State Board: consists of 9 members who are citizens of this State and appointed as follows:

    (1) The Governor shall appoint, with Senate confirmation, 7 voting members. See Delaware Code Title 14 Sec. 104

  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tribe: means an Indian tribe or band, or Alaska Native village, which is recognized by federal law or formally acknowledged by a state. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902
  • Trust company powers: means all of the powers, rights, privileges and franchises incident to a trust company established under subchapter IV of this chapter, except:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 5 Sec. 773

  • Vocational rehabilitation: means the rendering of a person with a disability fit to engage in remunerative occupation. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1934
  • Warrant: means an order issued by a court authorizing law enforcement officers to take physical custody of a child. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 1902