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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subchapter II. Custody Proceedings

back to top§ 726. Hearings

(a) The Court without a jury shall determine questions of law and fact. All hearings and trials shall be conducted in private but the Court may admit any person who has a direct and legitimate interest in the particular case or a legitimate educational or research interest in the work of the Court.

(b) If the Court finds it necessary to protect the child's welfare, that the record of any interview, report, investigation or testimony in a custody proceeding be kept secret, the Court shall make an appropriate order sealing the record.

(c) The Court may tax as costs the payment of necessary travel and other expenses incurred by any person whose presence at the hearing the Court deems necessary to determine the best interests of the child.
(59 Laws 1974, ch. 569, § 4.)