Divorce Records

July 25, 2012 · Posted in Education 

Based on the Freedom of Information, divorce records have to be accessible to the public. With this, the state of Texas has kept all Texas divorce records in a repository managed by the Vital Records Section of the Department of Health Services.

In Texas, divorce files are used by its local citizens for several reasons. One will be asked for the divorce certificate when processing migration to a different country. It is one of the documents used by others as reference when checking the marital status of their partners. This can reveal to them if the person they are planning to marry with is legally separated to prevent any issues they may encounter during marriage.

A divorce record in Texas would contain information about the couple who separated. Information such as the full name of the bride and groom as well as the date when they were wed is indicated on the file. Details about the separation are also documented on the file. The place and date when the couple was granted separation can be found on the record. However, certain information is not included on the public record to respect the privacy of the person who filed for the divorce. A public divorce certificate does not include the reason for separation, the division of asset and the custody of the child. The general public cannot obtain a copy of a certified divorce decree.

The payment for requesting a copy of a divorce record remains at $20 since the divorce records were made public in the year 1968. It is, however, non-refundable which means that you will still be charged if there are no records found on the archive. One has to wait for a few days to get a copy of the certificate if it is requested at the office. Although the certificate can be obtained from a mail order, it cost more and takes longer to obtain the divorce certificate.

There are several ways to request for a divorce certificate of an individual. As mentioned earlier, that it can be done by writing a request letter to the office of the vital records office. One can also go directly to the office and file the request from there, a lot faster than mail request. One can also go for third party companies that offer their services to retrieve the record for you. Among the options mentions, the Internet is the most popular choice by many of the residents of Texas.

Using the Internet to file a request to obtain divorce records proves to be faster and convenient than any of the methods mentioned. One can file the request anytime and can choose from a no free search or a paid search. Going for a free divorce records search may not give quality results compared to paid websites. Paid websites even has a refund policy in case there are no records found.

We have information and insight on various sources of Public Divorce Records and other paid and free Divorce Court Records.

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