The Office of the Register of Wills serves as the probate clerk for the Delaware Court of Chancery. Probate litigation is one of the “less well known” aspects of Chancery jurisdiction.
The Hon. Ciro Poppiti, III, Register of Wills for New Castle County, who is also a highly-regarded Delaware attorney, announced in a press release, that his office will begin e-filing as of December 1. Probate cases are the sole remaining Chancery cases not being e-filed and this development is part of the Court’s goal to have its entire docket processed via e-filing. Chancellor Leo Strine, Jr. lauded this initiative and commented that: “This effort represents another way that the Delaware courts strive to remain the best in the nation.”