Are There Free Divorce Records?
Divorce records can be particularly helpful for a number of reasons. Here are just a few:
• You are a party of the divorce and need a copy for your records.
• You need to verify whether an individual is divorced.
• Check divorce records for previous criminal history,
• You are performing genealogy research and need to find information on a family member.
States that Provide Divorce Records to the Public
Divorce records are legal documents found in county courts, therefore they are considered to be public records.
However, can anyone access divorce records and can they be requested for free?
The answer is: it depends. Although divorce records are court records, they are not always available to the general
public, and they are not always available for free. Because divorce records often contain sensitive information about
an individual, including income, criminal, and other private information disclosed during the divorce proceedings, the
records are often released only to individuals involved, and only if they provide proper identification. However, some
states do release records to any person who requests them.
To get a better picture if divorce records are available to anyone and if there is a charge, you can visit
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm. Here you can find state vital records agencies and information on how to
contact for search and payment information.
“Free” Online Divorce Records
However, if you wanted help obtaining divorce records, are there resources that explain how you can obtain a
divorce record for free? Yes, there are online websites that do offer information on whether you can order divorce
records for free. But be careful – most websites that promote “free” divorce records only perform free searches. If a
record is found, you then must pay a fee for it.
However, most websites that advertise free divorce or public records offer only limited information, such as
confirmation that a divorce record exists for an individual in a specific county. This type of information may be all
you need. To get more detailed information, you will generally be required to pay a fee for searches and copies of
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