Legal Information: Delaware
Step 2: The ex parte hearing
The commissioner will review your petition in order to decide if you will be granted an emergency (ex parte) order (if you asked for one). If you are granted an emergency (ex parte) order, the order is good until your full hearing, which usually takes place within 15 days (but could be extended and last for up to 30 days).1 If the court does not grant you an emergency (ex parte) order, you may still be given a court date for a full hearing scheduled within the next 30 days.2
1 10 Del. Code § 1043(d)
2 10 Del. Code § 1044(a)
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