§ 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
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • 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.
  • Court: means the Court of Chancery. See Delaware Code Title 12 Sec. 39A-101
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • 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.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • 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: means the respondent, petitioner, guardian, conservator, or any other person allowed by the Court to participate in a guardianship or protective proceeding. See Delaware Code Title 12 Sec. 39A-101
  • 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
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See Delaware Code Title 12 Sec. 39A-101
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Delaware Code Title 12 Sec. 39A-101
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.