Types Of Public Divorce Records
Depending on the state, the types of public divorce records that may be available for viewing and/or copying are decrees, certificates and coupons. Within those categories are certified and informational divorce record copies. Some states only offer certified copies of divorce records, while others also have informational copy options.
Informational divorce record versions are not legally admissible for identification or other lawful purposes. Informational public divorce records are designed to provide basic information such as the divorced couple’s names and the date and place the dissolution of marriage took place. Informational divorce record copies are issued to to persons not eligible to request certified copies. Certified copies of divorce records are usually admissible as legal proof of the dissolution of marriage.