There are two types of Divorce records.
1) Divorce decree. This is the document prepared by the court, setting forth the terms and conditions of the divorce. It is signed by the judge and filed with the County Clerk of the County where the decree was issued.
2) Divorce certificate. The divorce certificate contains basic information about the husband and wife, and the date and place the marriage ended. Certified copies of a Divorce Certificate are official copies issued by court on the state or County level.
In order to obtain a copy of any of these documents, you must request them from the court office where the case was started.
If you are unable to attend in person, you may ask a representative to attend on your behalf or you may write to the court office.
The state Vital Records office will conduct a search to determine the occurrence of a divorce, but cannot issue a record. Certified copies of divorce decrees are only available from the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the divorce was granted.
The person requesting a search for confirmation of a divorce must provide the following information, a signed request:
Groom's full name,
Bride's full name,
Date of divorce (month, day, year),
Place of divorce (city, county),
The number of copies requested