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MATTHEW JONES v. FAMILY COURT OF DELAWARE, SUSSEX COUNTY

Civil procedure — Prepaid court costs — Request for waiver

On November 16, 2016, Matthew Jones, appellant, filed a complaint, in the Circuit Court for Somerset County, listing the only defendant as “The Family Court of Delaware in and for Sussex County.” In the complaint, Jones essentially accused the Sussex County Family Court of conspiring against him, based on it having ruled against him in several cases in which he was a party. Along with his complaint, Jones filed a “Request for Waiver of Prepaid Costs.” The circuit court denied Jones’s request, finding that it did not have jurisdiction over his complaint. On appeal, Jones raises several issues which reduce to one: whether the court abused its discretion in denying his request to waive prepaid costs.

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