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Posted on: November 29, 2022

[ARCHIVED] RE LINE = REGISTER OF WILLS: E-filing 10th Anniversary

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November 30, 2022                                                                           


New Castle County Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti III celebrates the 10-year anniversary of electronic filing of estate documents.


On December 1, 2012, the Register’s Office went live with e-filing through vendor File & ServeXpress.  File & ServeXpress is also the e-filing vendor for the state Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court, and Court of Common Pleas.


"E-filing has made our office dramatically more efficient in the opening and closing estates,” comments Register Poppiti. "Through electronic filing, we can track estates in real time, ensuring prompt delivery of estate proceeds to the beneficiaries. And the great news is that there has never been any added cost for this service to the County."


E-filing is part of Poppiti’s dynamic tenure as Register of Wills, centered on enhancing constituent service.  In addition to e-filing, Poppiti instituted monthly evening hours in Middletown and Newark.  He also created the “affidavit of receipts” process which reduced the closure time for estates by several months.


For questions or comments, please contact the Register of Wills Office at (302) 395-7800 or [email protected].


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