Sections
§ 201 Definitions 13
§ 202 Eligibility to enter into a civil union 13
§ 203 Civil unions void; when 13
§ 204 Status of children of civil unions 13
§ 205 Solemnization; license to perform; refusal to join persons in a civil .. 13
§ 206 Applicants for civil union; license required; limitations; violations .. 13
§ 207 Application for license for persons who wish to enter into a civil .. 13
§ 208 Forms for civil union license; certification of civil union 13
§ 209 Record of solemnization; reported by whom; affidavit; evidentiary .. 13
§ 210 False statement; penalty 13
§ 211 Performance of civil union solemnization in violation of chapter; .. 13
§ 212 Rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities of parties to a .. 13
§ 214 Treatment of parties to a civil union for purposes of Delaware law 13
§ 215 Treatment of parties to a civil union for purposes of Chapter 1 of .. 13
§ 216 Dissolution of a civil union 13
§ 217 Rules of construction 13
§ 218 Conversion of civil unions to marriages 13

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 13 > Chapter 2 - Civil Unions

  • adult person: means a person of the age of 18 years or older. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Civil union: means a legal union between 2 individuals of the same sex established pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 201
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • party to a civil union: means an individual who is a party to a civil union established pursuant to this chapter. See Delaware Code Title 13 Sec. 201
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • United States: includes its territories and possessions and the District of Columbia. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302
  • Year: means a calendar year, and is equivalent to the words "year of our Lord. See Delaware Code Title 1 Sec. 302